Bogus JMPD officer badly beaten by mob after failed robbery

2016-12-24 17:42
Johannesburg Metro Police. (File)

Johannesburg Metro Police. (File)

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Johannesburg – A bogus Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) official has been severely assaulted by an enraged mob in Hillbrow, central Johannesburg, police said on Saturday.

Captain Kay Makhubela said the 43-year-old man was apprehended by community members and badly beaten up after he attempted to rob a shop owner while wearing a fake JMPD uniform.

The incident happened at the intersection of Claim and Pretoria Street on Friday.

Makhubela said the man was arrested and charged with attempted murder and impersonating a police official.

Police also recovered a firearm.

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