Lenasia police have urged residents to be on the lookout bogus police officers driving a White Volkswagen Polo with unknown registration number, amongst other motor vehicles.
Spokesperson Bafana Ndimande said the fake cops are using police blue lights on their motor vehicles and wear Metro Police Uniform, especially on the N12 Freeway.
“These Bogus cops stop the motor vehicles and they end up hijacking the victims.”
Meanwhile, Ndimande has also warned the community to be wary of criminals who are targeting victims at hair salons and doctor’s surgeries.
“They approach the customers and patients, and then force them to hand over cash and other valuables. We urge the community to leave their valuables behind, such as cash, bank cards, cellphones and jewellery at home when visiting the above mentioned establishments.”
Ndimande has appealed to the community to reports any suspicious or criminal activity to police.