The South African Police Service in Limpopo is aware of the voice clips that have gone viral on social media about armed people driving VW Golf 7s, impersonating police officers and allegedly terrorising community members.
However, the police acknowledge the existence of the said vehicles but the “occupants are actually law enforcement officers, not criminals,” said the spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.
Mojapelo said the police deployments have been heightened across the province to deal with criminal activities that often increase during festive season. “ Police use both marked and unmarked vehicles when fighting the scourge of crime.”
He urged motorists and community members in general, not to be alarmed by these voice clips on social media as these are law enforcement officers doing their job and not criminals impersonating police officers.
“We are aware of the possibility that certain individuals may take advantage, as it had happened in the past, and impersonate police officers with the aim of attempting to commit crime.”
Anyone with suspicion about people pretending to be law enforcement officers and committing crimes may call the Crime Stop number 0860010111.