Thief poses at teller inside bank

2013-07-02 21:18

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Johannesburg - A woman has been arrested for trying to steal money from a client inside a bank in Mahikeng, North West police said on Tuesday.

"The suspect was wearing an ABSA bank staff uniform and approached clients who were queuing inside the bank to deposit money and offered to assist them," police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone said.

The middle-aged woman approached people who were making bulk deposits on Monday.

She offered to assist a man and led him to "her" cubicle where she took deposit money from him before leaving the cubicle.

"The client became suspicious after giving her money and decided to check where the woman was going, when he saw her leaving the bank," Mokgwabone said.

"He quickly followed her and managed to grab the suspect just outside the bank and took back his money from her."

Police found that the woman was not a bank employee.

She was found in possession of 13 identity documents and had since been linked to crimes in Sandton, Rosebank and Lyttelton in Gauteng, said Mokgwabone.

She would appear in the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of theft.

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