South Africa 13.3.2015 08:00 pm

Two arrested, remote signal jammers recovered

The suspects are pictured tied up and lying on the road. Pic: Rekord Centurion.

The suspects are pictured tied up and lying on the road. Pic: Rekord Centurion.

Two suspects have been arrested after they allegedly robbed a woman at an ATM and were found in possession of jamming devices.

Monitor Net spokesperson Hannes Laage said a woman withdrew money from an ATM at the Sasol service station at about 5.17pm on Thursday. While at the ATM, two men took her money and some of her possessions, Rekord Centurion reported.

The suspects fled the scene, but the attendants at the Sasol garage pressed their panic button and Monitor Net responded, added Laage.

“The description of the suspects was relayed to our responding officer. Around 17:45, the suspect’s vehicle was spotted at the corner of Rooihuiskraal and Bothrel roads,” said Laage.

The suspects were eventually forced off the road on the corner of Rietspruit and Samrand roads.

The four officials arrested the men and searched their car.

“In addition to the stolen items, the officials also found remote signal jammers in their possession,” added Laage.

The men were handed to the Olievenhoutbosch Police Station, and they will both appear in court soon.

Last month, a man was robbed at gunpoint in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal after he withdrew money at an ATM.

It is alleged the complainant withdrew an amount of R70 000 from First National Bank ATM in Galleria.

When he arrived at his home, he was approached by two men who pointed firearms at him and demanded he hand over the money.

The suspects also demanded the bag of the victim’s wife, which contained R10 000 and a cellphone, police said.

Amanzimtoti police communications officer Captain Charlene van der Spuy said the men then fled the scene in a blue hatchback VW Polo.

– Caxton News Service

 

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