Alleged ATM fraudsters arrested

2016-10-19 06:00

DETECTIVES from KwaDukuza SAPS arrested three suspects, at around 6.45am on Friday morning in the KwaDukuza CBD for alleged ATM card fraud.

The detectives were conducting an operation in the area following a spike in the number of incidences reported to the police about ATM card swapping, said KZN SAPS spokesperson, lieutenant colonel Thulani Zwane.

“During the operation, the [SAPS] members saw a suspicious white Toyota double cap and two men were at the ATM. When the members tried to approach the vehicle, two men [at the ATM] jumped into the vehicle and speed off,” Zwane said.

He said that police gave chase until the suspects were apprehended on King Shaka Street opposite the King Shaka monument.

The three suspects are between the ages of 30 and 40.

Zwane said the suspects were in possession of ATM cards from different banks and that these were seized by the police.

“The suspects were positively linked with other cases of fraud in other areas. A case of fraud was opened at KwaDukuza police station for further investigation and the arrested suspects will appear at KwaDukuza Magistrate’s court on Monday, 17 October 2016,” he said.

The suspects were remanded in custody and will appear again for a bail application on Friday.

KwaDukuza SAPS spokesperson, warrant officer Johannes Khoza urged local community members who have been victims of card swapping at an ATM to contact the police.

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