Attempted ATM robbery

I stopped to draw cash at the ATM and after I had drawn the cash and was walking away a man called me and said I had left her card in the machine.  I checked her purse, a second man asked a question to distract me, and the man grabbed my card. He then put it in the machine (or appeared to) and insisted I put the pin in as he was trying to help me.  I refused and asked him to move away, he pressed some of the buttons on the ATM and it swallowed my card.  When this happened he jumped in a car and drove away.  The car was a new white Honda Jazz without number plates. Two black men were involved, one had a large coloured tattoo on his arm. The footage is available from the garage, however the police won't open a case as no money was stolen (I immediately cancelled the card).

Report ID: 7431
Crime Category: Stolen - Other
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Randburg
Suburb: Bordeaux South
Address: Shell Garage, Corner of Repulic Road and Main Road
Crime Date/Time: 2 Dec 2014, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username7431
Reported Date: 5 Dec 2014, 10:12 AM
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  • Username7752 5 Feb 2015, 10:34 AM

    On the 24th Jan 2015 , I inserted my card at ATM and it asked me for cell number and I put it because the old man who withdrew before me got his money , I was convinced that he followd the steps which I saw there when it was my turn. I put my cell number and it asked my pin I also put , it asked to isert card, I got confused , Istil standing infront of ATMwith no card returned, messages on my cell, with drawals,four of them in three minutes,the bank is blaming me. They told me my case is closed.My salary is gone, on my statement it shows lot of zeros, where it was withdran. I need help with this issue, I am traumatised, my kids need this money.

  • Username7453 8 Dec 2014, 09:32 AM

    Exactly the same thing happened to me on Saturday evening at the Broadacres ATM. The same car, the same men, the same MO etc. The guys seem so genuine they even commented "they are not trying to steal my money". Luckily they were unable to grab my ATM card out my hand and I ran away. These guys are well dressed. As soon as you leave the ATM they push the collect cash button so it appears as if you never ended your transaction and then tell you you need to cancel your transaction otherwise the bank is going to charge you. They are very insistent.

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