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Trio nabbed with Sassa cards and cash
2022/06/04

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

On 3 June 2022 at 08:20, a security official observed suspicious activity at an ATM in Roseneath, Umkomaas. Two ladies and a man were observed acting suspicious at the ATM and the official decided to join the que to monitor them. The suspects were observed with numerous Sassa cards and bank cards that they were using to withdraw cash.

They realised that they were being observed and they fled in their vehicle. Police officers from Umkomaas SAPS were contacted and the vehicle was monitored. The suspects moved to another ATM and the vehicle was spotted in the parking lot. The suspects were spotted withdrawing and transferring money at the ATM. As they returned to their vehicle, police were waiting for them.

Three suspects aged between 25 and 45 were found with 50 Sassa cards, 20 Easy pay cards and R34 000-00 cash. It was established that the suspects had transferred R360 000-00 into a private bank account. All three suspects were placed under arrest for possession of stolen property. More charges are expected to be added. They are expected to appear before the Scottsburgh Magistrates Court on Monday, 6 June 2022.

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