Another suspect arrested for defrauding Australian couple

South African Police Service

Another suspect arrested for defrauding Australian couple
Another suspect arrested for defrauding Australian couple

A 35 year old man was arrested at Idutywa by Mthatha K9 and Hawks members today, 1 October 2018 at about 14h30. He is the 4th suspect to be arrested following the defrauding an Australian couple in Mthatha on the 22 September 2018. Three suspects with their ages ranging between 27 and 38 were arrested at Ngolo locality on the 23 September 2018.

The trio have since been in custody and denied bail till Friday 5 October 2018 and the fourth suspect will appear before Mthatha Magistrate Court on 2 September 2018 facing a charge of fraud. His motor vehicle which is suspected to have been used during the commission of crime was confiscated.

It is alleged that the couple was driving along the N2 when they were pulled off the road by two unknown men in a silver VW Polo with one of them wearing a reflector jacket labelled Eastern Cape Tourism Board. It is further alleged that the suspects demanded a tourism voucher claiming that the victims should pay tourism fee and they further took them to the ATM where their 3 bank cards were retained and after the suspects fled they noticed that their undisclosed amount of money was robbed.

During their arrest, when their vehicles were searched, 4 reflector jackets labelled Eastern Cape Tourism Board, a receipt book and R3450 amount of cash were found in their vehicles. Their vehicles were also confiscated.

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