MOSSEL BAY NEWS - The Da Gamaskop Police in Mossel Bay are invesgating a case of bank card theft after a man's card was stolen at the Langeberg Mall in Voorbaai on Sunday, 9 May.
He was trying to draw money at the Nedbank ATM at the mall, when three men queueing behind him expressed impatience and told him to hurry up because they also wanted to draw money.
The man then entered a number into the ATM, but not his own PIN number, because he felt threatened. The men then snatched the man's card and fled in a silver VW Polo car. The incident took place at 11:15.
There was an attempt to draw money with the stolen card at 11:26 the same day, but the attempt was not successful.
Anyone who can help police with the investigation is asked to contact Sergeant Sonja du Plessis (044 606 2213). A reward is offered for positive information leading to an arrest and the solving of the case.
The Da Gamaskop Police warn that people should be alert when approaching an ATM and see if there are any suspicious looking people around.
If they feel threatened, they should press the "cancel" button on the ATM to cancel their transaction, take their card and walk away.
The police warn that card theft is extremely serious because there is the potential people could lose a great deal of money from their accounts.
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