70 SASSA cards recovered

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

Three suspects aged between 29 and 47 were arrested for suspected stolen goods and money laundering on Thursday 07 October 2021 in Polokwane CBD.

Police received information about the suspects who were in possession of Sassa cards, busy withdrawing money at Absa ATM at corner Jorrissen and Schoeman streets.

Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the police responded and quickly rushed to the said place and upon arrival, they found one male and two females carrying side bags. “The suspects attempted to flee the scene after the arrival of the Police but they were cornered and searched.”

The cards and money recovered by the police

Mojapelo added that during the search, police recovered 70 Sassa cards and R59 180.00 in cash which was already withdrawn by the suspects.

“The suspects failed to account for the origin and ownership of the cards and they were immediately apprehended and a Citroen motor vehicle confiscated during the arrests.”

The suspects will appear before Polokwane Magistrates court soon facing charges of being in possession of suspected stolen goods and money laundering.

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