Friday, January 29, 2021

Northern Cape elderly woman's bank card cloned; undisclosed money withdrawn

Three suspects will appear before the Kuruman Magistrate’s Court in the Northern Cape, soon on a charge of robbery.

It is alleged that an elderly woman was attempting to withdraw money at an ATM, when the three suspects cloned the 60-year-old's bank card and withdrew an undisclosed amount of cash from her account.

‘’The security guard managed to apprehend one of the suspects while the other two ran away. According to reports, the victim's bank card was found in possession of the suspect as well as an undisclosed amount of cash. A manhunt was launched by police and the remaining two suspects were swiftly arrested.’’ said Warrant Officer, Mosimaneotsile Letsapa.

 The John Taolo Gaetsewe Acting District Commander, Brigadier Francis Hender urged residents to be more vigilant and alert when withdrawing money at ATMs, and not to request or accept assistance from strangers when withdrawing money, but instead to go inside the bank, if possible.


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