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ATM skimming device scheme, sting operation nets 2 suspects, Cape Town

Two suspects who have been allegedly taking part in automatic teller machine (ATM) skimming device scheme in Claremont, Cape Town were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation, Banking Crime team on 11 December 2022.

It is reported that the two suspects were identified as the suspects who use skimming devices at several ATM machines in Cape Town.

Their arrest emanates from the information received on Saturday, 10 December 2022 from the Security Management Solutions about Hi-Tech device that was placed on the ATM situated in Rondebosch.

This resulted in the matter being referred to the Bellville based Hawks team for further probing.

On Sunday, 11 December 2022 a joint operation between the Hawks and Security Management Solution team was conducted where live video footage on the ATM was monitored. Later on the day, two suspects driving a silver BMW were spotted proceeding towards the same ATM.

Security Management solution positively identified one suspect who removed the cash dispensary camera unit and immediately informed the members of the Hawks who were also observing. The team approached the BMW and managed to arrest the driver and the one who removed the cash dispensary unit.

The team recovered the deep insert tool as well as the deep insert Hi-tech device in their possession. The duo will appear in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on 13 December 2022.

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