Police arrest three suspects for defrauding couple

Members of the Mthatha K9 police have arrested three suspects for allegedly defrauding an Australian couple over the weekend.

Police spokesman Captain Dineo Koena said the suspects, aged between 27 and 36, were arrested following information that rental vehicles had been used to stop the couple who was travelling from East London to Durban.

They were pulled off the N2 by men in a silver VW Polo. One of the men wore a jacket which identified him as being from the Eastern Cape Tourism Board. The suspects demanded a ‘tourism voucher’ and took to couple to an ATM where they withdrew money out of their account. The suspects fled the scene.

The suspects were later arrested and four ‘Tourism Board’ jackets seized and R3 450 cash. They will appear in the Mthatha Magistrate’s Court on fraud charges tomorrow.

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