‘Bank card skimming’ suspect nabbed, Despatch

South African Police Service

‘Bank card skimming’ suspect nabbed, Despatch
'Bank card skimming' suspect nabbed, Despatch

Police nabbed a 51 year old man for two counts of theft and possession of suspected stolen property, after he withdrew two amounts of R 3 000 from different ATMs in Uitenhage and Despatch On 14 December 2018.

At around 06:30, two police Sergeants from Despatch, Bruce Brits and Christine De Wet heeded a message circulated via radio control for police patrol vans to be on the lookout for a man wearing a jacket from a private security company driving a silver Mercedes Benz without registration plates, who allegedly stole money from a man, who was withdrawing cash at the ATM near a vehicle manufacturing plant in Algoa Road, Uitenhage.

Moments later, the two alert members spotted a vehicle matching the description in Main Street, Despatch. They stopped a vehicle with only a driver, and on searching a driver and a vehicle, police seized R7 390 cash and a jacket from a private security company.

While members were busy with a complaint, radio control reported a second complaint of a similar nature involving theft of cash at the ATM at Dr Rabbi Street, Despatch. Moments later the two complainants identified the driver as a person whom they alleged to have stolen their money.

The suspect was nabbed after he could not give a satisfactory account about the cash in his possession. The suspect is due to appear at the Uitenhage Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 on charges of theft and possession of suspected stolen property.

Police are warning bank clients to be vigilant and also not to accept offers from strangers to assist with ATM transactions. Any suspicious person roaming around ATM must be reported to the police 10111 or 112.

South Africa Today – South Africa News

SOURCESouth African Police Service