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Johannesburg - A 25-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday in Westenburg, Polokwane for allegedly impersonating a police officer and robbing a man, Limpopo police said.

Spokesperson Lt-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said that the man was arrested after he and his accomplice gave a man a lift in the Polokwane CBD. 

"The two suspects drove with him until at a suburb outside the CBD where they produced a police appointment certificate, pointed him with a firearm,  demanded money and during that process, the victim screamed for help and the community reacted swiftly and arrested one suspect and his accomplice drove away with a white Ford Fiesta,", Ngoepe said.

"The second suspect was identified and he is still being traced."  

The man is expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court soon on a charge of attempted armed robbery and impersonating a police officer. 

African News Agency/ANA