Mondeor man arrested after false claim of follow-home robbery

01 December 2019 - 10:45 By TimesLIVE
Police are warning people who open false cases that they will face the consequences. File photo.
Police are warning people who open false cases that they will face the consequences. File photo.
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A 45-year-old man from Mondeor, south of Johannesburg, has been arrested for perjury.

Brig Mathapelo Peters said he was nabbed on Saturday.

He had told police that he was followed from a Standard Bank branch on Thursday after he had withdrawn cash.

He claimed that while opening the gate at his home, three male suspects who had been in a white Toyota Fortuner following him, held him up with a firearm and took him into the house, where they robbed him.

“An investigation revealed that he opened a false case,” said Peters.

The suspect will appear in the Johannesburg magistrate's court on Monday.


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