Johannesburg police arrested a woman who pretended to be a police officer and together with an accomplice allegedly robbed two foreigners who were in the city to buy stock for their business.
The woman and the man, who is still at large, allegedly robbed the pair of R5000 and she was caught with some of the money.
According to Johannesburg Central police spokesperson Captain Xoli Mbele, the two confronted the victims at Noord Street, told them they were police officers and asked for their passports.
"When the victims told them they left their passports at home, the suspects demanded R2000 from each of them,” Mbele said.
He added that the suspects then walked with the victims around the CBD where they searched them and R5000 from them by the bogus officers who then fled the scene.