A suspected ATM scammer was not given a chance to complete his shenanigans following his swift apprehension while tampering with a machine.
ATM SCAMMER REPORTED BEFORE COMPLETING HIS BUSINESS
Mi7 National Group reported that they nabbed the suspect in the Pietermaritzburg CBD over suspicion of tampering with the ATM earlier today, Monday, 3 October.
The company reported at around midday, Mi7 National Group received information from a client reporting that one suspect was allegedly tampering with an ATM at a petrol station in the CBD.
SUSPECT NABBED WITH A HANDFUL BANK CARDS
Mi7 Armed Response units were immediately dispatched and due to a quick response time, they located the suspect on the premises.
“The man was found in possession of more than a dozen bank cards belonging to different people.”
Mi7 National Group
Following his apprehension, the matter was handed over to police officers who placed the man in custody. It is believed he is linked to a number of ATM scamming cases in the area.
SECURITY COMPANY FAMOUS FOR CATCHING SCAMMERS
This isn’t the first time for Mi7 to pounce on an ATM scammer in the Capital. In July, two alleged ATM scammers from Johannesburg were nabbed in the capital of KwaZulu-Natal after being flagged by a surveillance system.
Owing to the Mi7 Surveillance System, a Mi7 surveillance system equipped with Navic’s Automatic Number Plate Recognition software, flagged a grey Hyundai used by the alleged scammers in the commission of crimes in Johannesburg.
The surveillance camera flagged the vehicle’s registration plates on Victoria Road, according to the security company.
“It is believed the vehicle was used by suspects who allegedly defrauded a woman at an ATM in the Midrand area last month,” part of the statement read.
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