Officers investigating an armed robbery case in which three bogus policemen robbed a supermarket in Thohoyandou have released the CCTV footage pictures which could help identify the suspects.
The three bogus cops, wearing police uniform and driving a police branded car, allegedly held a supermarket owner at gunpoint before stealing money and cellphones.
Limpopo provincial police spokesperson Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi said the three men were in possession of a docket. They entered the supermarket pretending to be investigating a case of armed robbery.
“The suspects went into the shop and accused the shop owner of being a suspect in an armed robbery case,” Mulaudzi said.
The 47-year-old Indian business man, who was preparing to close the shop, was assaulted; more than R47000 and three cellular phones were stolen.
Mulaudzi said since the incident took place on January 17; police investigating the case have been following deadend leads.
Anyone who can positively identify the suspects on the CCTV clip is asked to contact Colonel Nare Wilson Mabotja at 0824517161.
Anonymous tips can be sent to SAPS Crime Stop number by calling toll free 0860010111 or the Crime Line SMS number 32211.