Virginia’s most wanted scammer arrested by off-duty police officer

Kgosana Moeketsi
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An off-duty police officer in Virginia acted swiftly to effect the arrest of a scammer on Wednesday evening, 1 November.

According to the Lejweleputswa police spokesperson, captain Stephen Thakeng, sergeant Bulelani Bongani was at an ATM in Bullion Street when he noticed someone being scammed and his bank card stolen. “He kept an observation, witnessing the commission of a crime, then apprehended the suspect,” added Thakeng.

Accompanying the suspect was an accomplice who, upon seeing the suspect get arrested, fled the scene with a sedan with a GP registration.

While effecting the arrest, Bongani received help from two other offices passing by in a police vehicle. Upon searching the suspect two sergeants, Peter and Sefojane found a bank card and a cloning devise in his possession.

The suspect, Kagiso Morotolo appeared before the Virginia Magistrate Court on Friday, 3 November. The case will continue on Friday, November 10th while investigations continue.

“Preliminary investigation revealed the arrested suspect to be wanted for other crimes committed in Virginia, Thabong and Welkom,” informed Thakeng.

The acting Lejweleputswa district commissioner, brigadier Envor Solomon, applauded Bangani for placing himself on duty to protect and serve citizens and arresting the most wanted bank card scammer.

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