39-year-old man arrested for being found in possession of police uniform.

PARKTOWN - The Provincial Commissioner of SAPS in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has welcomed the arrest of a 39-year-old man who was found in possession of police uniform.

The arrest was as a result of an intelligence driven operation that was conducted on Monday, 16 May 2022, in Protea Glen.

The police pounced on the suspect at his property where a reported stolen iPhone was recovered together with 14 reflector jackets of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD). It is alleged that the suspect used these reflector jackets to pose as a police official and stopped people on roads with the intention to rob them.

Further investigations revealed that, the suspect, who is a driver of a courier company, is linked to 12 cases of robbery of which the same suspect is a victim whereby he supposedly got robbed at gunpoint of merchandise to be delivered by a Nissan Almera using different number plates. The cases are opened at different parts of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni Districts.

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