National 12.9.2016 01:00 pm

TMPD warns of bogus employees outside departments

FILE PICTURE: A Tshwane Metro Police car. Picture: Christine Vermooten

FILE PICTURE: A Tshwane Metro Police car. Picture: Christine Vermooten

People visiting the stations should speak to officials inside the offices, pay their money to cashiers over the counter.

Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) on Monday again warned the public of criminal activities outside licensing departments when they are visiting the department to pay their motor vehicle licence or traffic fines.

Metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said: “It has come to our attention that members of the public are being robbed of large amounts of money at the Centurion, Waltlo, Rayton and Winternest licensing departments.

“The culprits pretend to be employees of the licensing office operation outside the offices of the department.”

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He said people visiting the stations should speak to officials inside the offices, pay their money to cashiers over the counter and request a receipt before leaving the counter.

“The metro police will continue to monitor these areas, however, the public should ensure they do not fall victim to these criminals acts, as it is difficult for them to identify to whom they have given their money.

Mahamba urged the public to report these incidents to the metro police by calling 012 358 7095/6.

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