Police impersonators arrested by Brixton police

The Brixton police and Azara Security take four suspects into custody who robbed two men. Photo: Supplied.


The Brixton police detained four suspects, with the asssistance of Azars Security, after they robbed two males.

The incident took place at KFC on the corner of Streatley Avenue and University Road in the early hours of 7 May.

According to Brixton police spokesperson Jeanette Backhoff, the complainant alleged that he was walking with a friend to the KFC drive-thru when they were approached by two unknown men who claimed they were police officers. They showed them a police badge, searched them and then took their cell phones.

“The suspects accused them of having dagga on them and they then drove away in a silver Toyota Verso. The complainant managed to take down the registration number of the vehicle and reported the incident to the Brixton Police Station immediately. One of the phones was insured and the insurance company managed to track the phone,” said Backhoff.

The suspects, who were apprehended after a high-speed chase by the Brixton police. Photo: Supplied.

She said the vehicles was spotted and after a high-speed chase by the police, the four suspects were arrested at the Shell Garage on Portland Avenue in Brixton with the help of the security company. The stolen cell phones and other stolen items were recovered.

Azars Security reaction officer Raees Shamor, who reacted to a phone call from a resident, said a similar incident also took place at 27 Boxes in Melville on the same day. He could not confirm that the same suspects were involved in the robbery.

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Naledi Mokoena

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