Johannesburg – On Sunday morning police arrested three people for allegedly impersonating police officers and extortion.
Police spokesperson Captain Xolani Mbele said around 11am police on patrol spotted two men at the corners of Rahima Moosa and Small streets searching someone.
“They saw two males showing a person something before they searched him. They then stopped the two men and upon searching them they found two police rank badges in their possession, and the two were arrested,” Mbele said.
Mbele said some minutes later, police arrested a 42-year-old woman for impersonating police officers and extortion at corner Sophie de Bruyn and Klein streets.
The woman had allegedly demanded a passport from a woman who was with her boyfriend. “The boyfriend did not have a passport in his possession and the suspect demanded payment of R300 or the man would be arrested. The woman gave her R200 and the suspect still demanded R300. The woman then saw police officers and alerted them. The woman was searched and the R200 was recovered, and she was also arrested,” Mbele said.