ATM scam: skimmer nabbed with 22 cards

2011-09-26 00:00

A MAN who tried to defraud a woman at an ATM next to the video shop in College Road was arrested on Friday.

The 28-year-old man had two bank cards in his possession. Police found another 20 stolen bank cards in his car.

The woman was told by a man wearing security clothes that the ATM machine had been changed and she had to re-insert her card and give her pin number.

She became suspicious and refused. He said he would put in a stop card, which he broke in half and gave to his accomplice. The woman started shouting and the manager from the video store came out to investigate, and apprehended the suspect.

The suspect’s accomplice fled.

The arrested man will appear in court soon and police said they expect to make more arrests shortly.

 

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