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TMPD warns the public about two fake cops

The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) has warned members of the public about criminals impersonating the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) officers on Thursday. This comes after reports of two males dressed in Metro Police uniform who are pulling victims off the road and then hijacking  them in Pretoria East.

TMPD, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba confirmed to Gauteng News that the two criminals are impersonating officers.

“TMPD would like to emphasise that these are not TMPD officers but criminals impersonating officers. The TMPD however does have operational unmarked vehicles. Most incidents are reported in the Pretoria East. Motorists are urged to be vigilant,”

“They are dressed in Metro Police uniform and are pulling victims off the road and then hijack them. They also take the victims with them and drop them off in another location.

He urged motorists to drive to a safe area or the nearest police station when they are stopped by a suspicious unmarked vehicle.

“Motorists have a right to request to see an appointment card from the officer when stopped. The Tshwane Metro Police Department is working very hard to apprehend these criminals. We urge members of the public to work together with the Police”

“Report any suspicious activity to TMPD on 082 891 2498/ 082 320 1757 or the nearest police station.”

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