The City of Cape Town’s
Special investigation Unit has arrested a corn artist who has been
impersonating a traffic officer as part of a scam to extort payment for traffic
Mayoral Committee member for
Safety and Security, JP Smith said residents had reported a traffic fine scam
to the City, prompting an investigation.
Smith said this suspect has
served time in prison for the same crime in previous occasions.
Smith urged community members
to report immediately to the City any suspicious behaviours or schemes to get
these culprits and lock them.
He added that the suspect is
someone they’ve been looking for, for quite some time, and officers have been
going to different addresses which they have tried tracking him at, on multiple
occasions and eventually they have been able to arrest the 60-year-old man in
Mitchells Plain on Friday morning.
Smith concluded by saying that
residents reported that he would approach them with a claim that he could
settle out some traffic fines for a small amount , but he could never settle
these of course, not having the ability to do so and this caused a lot of
complaints to the City.
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