Police nab ATM fraud gang

2012-01-26 00:00

ATTEMPTS by an ATM fraud syndicate to allegedly bribe police into letting them go after their arrest were thwarted when police nabbed the man who tried to negotiate their freedom.

The gang had been arrested by the Cato Manor crime prevention unit in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Four men pretending to use an ATM were arrested in a sting operation after they allegedly tried to interfere with the machine. Three of the four had reportedly posed as customers while one of the suspects interfered with the ATM.

Police officers, in plain clothes, who were watching the incident unfold approached the suspects, who then fled with police giving chase. They were arrested at Booth Road, Cato Manor. The suspects were searched and found in possession of ATM cards from different banks. Sapa reported they had 300 cards, according to Colonel Vincent Mdunge.

Whilst the police were still checking the suspects’ vehicle, a man approached them and offered to pay the police R4 000 in exchange for the release of the four suspects.

The police arrested the man.

The suspects will be charged for fraud and possession of suspected stolen property.

They are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.