WATCH | EL man, 83, scammed at ATM
The elaborate province-wide ATM syndicate targeting pensioners and tourists has hit Beacon Bay.
Ken Theron, 83, is the latest victim; after losing R2 050 and his bank card at a Spargs Mall ATM after being "helped" by an unknown man.
The suspected scammer left him with just R17, Theron told DispatchLIVE during an interview at his home on Wednesday. Theron, a former Seymour farmer, said he had been left shaken.
The well-dressed man is now wanted by Beacon Bay police for questioning, East London police spokesperson Captain Hazel Mqala confirmed.
The incident comes a three weeks after a 71-year-old widow was scammed out of R36 000 at Nahoon Spar ATM on July 9.
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