Man arrested for fraud at eatery

A 30-year-old restaurant employer was arrested in Blouberg with a skimming device.

According to Table View SAPS spokesperson, Captain Adriana Chandler, the man was arrested at a popular restaurant in Blouberg on Wedneday November 21 just before 10pm.

It is alleged that information was shared by a bank who suspected suspicious transactions linked to this restaurant. The waiter who assisted with the transactions was traced and this information was relayed to the specialised unit on Wednesday November 14.

“When he was arrested, he was found in possession of a hand-held skimming device, as well as a booklet with evidence of bank card numbers, card verification code (CVC) numbers and expiry dates. This kind of data is used to commit fraud,” said Captain Chandler.

SAPS are urging residents to always be in control of their bank cards and never let the person handling the card be out of sight.

The suspect was due to appear at the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday November 23.

Milnerton and Table View police officers caught four men for armed robbery in Site 5.

According to Captain Adriana Chandler of Table View SAPS, there was an armed robbery at a liquor shop in Turf Club Road in Milnerton at around 1pm on Friday November 16.

Four armed men entered the store, robbing it of cigarettes, liquor and cash before fleeing in a light blue Ford Laser.

“Shortly before 8pm on the same day, communication was shared that the vehicle was seen driving down Koeberg Road towards Dunoon informal settlement. Milnerton SAPS and Table View police officers entered Site 5 informal settlement searching for the vehicle.

“Down one of the sandy roads in Site 5 officers noticed the vehicle and called for back-up,” she said.

The four men were still inside the car when the police arrived. They were all arrested but police couldn’t find the gun used in the robbery. They were charged with armed robbery and held at Milnerton police station.

One of the suspects was linked to a sexual offence in Milnerton, in 2017 and the vehicle was also linked to a criminal case in Fish Hoek.

The suspects, aged in their late 20s, 30s and late 40s, all appeared at the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday November 19.