- A Midrand man has been arrested for illegally selling pieces of land on Facebook
- The man was allegedly selling municipality land for R40 000 per stand and a number of people had been taken in
- In an undercover sting, the unnamed man was lured to a police station where he was bust for his crimes
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A Gauteng man who is in his early forties has been arrested for conjuring up a quick money-making scheme. Using Facebook as his sales platform, he has been selling Midrand land for a whopping R40 000 per stand.
JMPD (Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department) spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said that police officers received some information about land being sold in Kaalfontein and quickly sprung into action.
Police officers along with the Hawks managed to lure the man to Ivory Park police station under the guise that he was getting an affidavit done to receive R10 000 from undercover police officers pretending to buy land from him.
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“After the suspect accepted the money, he was tactfully arrested,” said Minnaar in an official statement.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on charges of fraud, extortion and theft.
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In other Briefly.co.za news, a daycare center in Pretoria has been held up in broad daylight. Twitter user @Abramjee posted a video last night of Kiepieland Daycare House based in Pierre van Ryneveld.
In the video, a man can be seen holding what seems to be a gun in front of a lady. The lady looks to be taking off her rings to hand hem to him when a child runs up to her. The child proceeds to hold onto her leg before the gun-wielding man kicks the woman. The man is dressed in a blue button-up shirt, black pants and a red and white cap. He and another assailant arrived in a dark blue BMW.
The 51-second video of security footage has been viewed over 38 000 times and has over 800 retweets.
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