Two women and a man were arrested in Umkomaas on the south KwaZulu-Natal coast on Friday after being found with 50 Sassa cards, 20 EasyPay cards and R34,000 in cash.
The suspects, aged between 25 and 45, had allegedly deposited R360,000 into a private bank account, police spokesman Lt-Col Nqobile Gwala said.
Gwala said the trio had been arrested for possession of stolen property and others Charges would be expected to be added.
“At 8.20am on Friday a security officer observed suspicious activity at an ATM in Roseneath, Umkomaas,” she said.
“Two women and a man were arrested were observed acting suspiciously at the ATM and the officer decided to join the queue to monitor them. The suspects were spotted with numerous Sassa cards and bank cards, which they used to withdraw cash.”
Gwala said the suspects fled in their vehicle after realizing they were being watched.< /p>
“ Police officers from Umkomaas SAPS were contacted and the vehicle was monitored. The suspects went to another ATM and the vehicle was spotted in the parking lot.
“The suspects were seen withdrawing and transferring money from the ATM. When they returned to their vehicle, police were waiting for them.”
The trio are expected to appear in Scottburgh Magistrates Court on Monday.
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