5 held for impersonationg police

Johannesburg - Five men have been arrested for allegedly impersonating police officers in Edenvale on the East Rand, police said on Friday.

Captain Kabelo Marumo said the men, aged between 27 and 38, were arrested on Thursday.

Three men were arrested when police stopped a suspicious vehicle without number plates on the corner of Terrace and Van Riebeek streets.

The three occupants were dressed in police uniforms without rank flashes and name tags. They were wearing security boots.

The fourth man was arrested in a restaurant in Edenvale. Police tracked him down after they answered the cellphone of one of the men in the vehicle.

He led police to Tembisa, where the fifth man was arrested.

Police recovered an unlicensed firearm and eight rounds of ammunition, police reflectors, wallets, a motor vehicle and house-breaking tools.

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lacrimosewolf 2012-09-21 09:13:25 PM
impersonationg? Methinks you are impersonating a journalist.
Gladness Jewis 2012-09-21 09:24:28 PM
Good work to the officers involved
whites.mustunite 2012-09-21 11:17:41 PM
The prisons are full just shoot the scum.
Elaine Ballack 2012-09-22 06:28:46 AM
I hope the same happens in bedfordview and cycrildene .
Tony Wardle 2012-09-22 07:00:47 AM
Hail, a lot of SAPS employees are doing an impersonation of real police, including Miss Phiyega, Bheki Cele, and Jacky Selebi. Pity the REAL police are nowhere to be found.
Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg 2012-09-22 01:11:47 PM
What's new? Mostly the Police impersonate Police.
Charnelle 2012-09-22 06:27:21 PM
Seeing that this is a reality, how can we be sure distinguish between the real cops and bogus ones?
John Smith 2012-09-22 09:31:31 PM
The majority of police are impersonating police. They should all arrest each other and leave us in peace. They are most definitely NOT peace officers but fat gutted ignorant lazy POLICY ENFORCERS!
John Smith 2012-09-22 09:31:58 PM
The majority of police are impersonating police. They should all arrest each other and leave us in peace. They are most definitely NOT peace officers but fat gutted ignorant lazy POLICY ENFORCERS!
social12345 2012-09-23 08:52:34 AM
It's the Nature of the Beast (in the DNA), Murderers, Rapists and Thieves. Their brains are designed to act on two impulses only, 1) Consumption 2) Destruction. The scourge of our planet, they are neither Human or Animal, they are "The Unreconstructable Neanderthals!"