Durban man bust for impersonating a police officer and robbery

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
A Durban man was arrested on Sunday, accused of impersonating a police officer and robbing a victim of his cash and cellphone. File photo.
A Durban man was arrested on Sunday, accused of impersonating a police officer and robbing a victim of his cash and cellphone. File photo.
Image: Gareth Wilson

A Durban man was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly posed as a police officer to rob a victim of his cash and cellphone.

Police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala said the 35-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Durban magistrate's court on Monday on charges of robbery and impersonating a police officer

“Yesterday at 12.30, Durban Central police officers were patrolling along Warwick Avenue when a man approached them and informed them that two unknown suspects robbed him.

“It was alleged that one of the men posed as a police officer.

“The victim was searched and robbed of his belongings by the two men. The police officers conducted a follow-up operation, which led them to the Phoenix taxi rank in the CBD, where one of the suspects was identified by the victim.

“A 35-year-old man was searched and was found in possession of the complainant’s cellphone and cash.”

Gwala said the man was found in possession of a fake appointment card.

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