Three arrested for posing as police officers
By Khanyisa Tabata
18 October 2011
Three people have been arrested after they tried to rob a Wesbank store while pretending to be cops.
Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk says the men aged between 31 and 55 were wearing police uniforms when they attempted to clean out a Somali-owned shop at the weekend.
“A fake search warrant was found in their possession, along with a toy gun.
“After interrogation it became evident that the foreigner and the two locals were impostors, and one of the locals was a serving member of SAPS but was dismissed from the Service in January 2011,” said Van Wyk.
Van Wyk added the three suspects are currently in police custody and will appear in the Bluedowns Magistrate Court once they have been charged on the said charges.