Public warned after man arrested in Despatch for swindling people of their money at ATMs

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Public warned after man arrested in Despatch for swindling people of their money at ATMs

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Port Elizabeth

Dec 15, 2018This Festive Season, police are warning the public to be vigilant at ATMs after a 51-year-old man was arrested for two counts of theft and possession of suspected stolen property, after he stole money from people’s accounts at different ATMs in Uitenhage and Despatch on Friday.”At around 6:30am, 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 look-out for a man wearing a jacket from a private security company driving a silver Mercedes Benz without registration plates,” said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.”The man had allegedly stole money from a man, who was withdrawing cash at the ATM near a vehicle manufacturing plant in Algoa Road, Uitenhage.”Sgt Nkohli said 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.”Second victm comes forward after being swindled at ATMHe said that while members were busy with the suspect, 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.”He was arrested after he could not give a satisfactory account about the cash in his possession,” Sgt Nkohli said.The 51-year-old suspect is due to appear at the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 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.”Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook.

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