ATM camera helps stop scam attempt

A New Brighton man was arrested yesterday after stealing a German tourist’s bank card at the Summerstrand Village Shopping Centre.

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the man had asked the tourist to draw money for him.

“The suspect then offered to help the tourist draw the money,” Naidu said.

At the same time, officials hired by the banks located at the shopping centre were monitoring the situation on CCTV.

“They saw what was happening and came down to the ATM. They searched the man and found the German tourist’s bank card in his possession.”

The man was arrested along with two others.

No money was withdrawn from the bank account.


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