ATM thief, side chick caught in hotel with victims’ stolen cards (photos)

ATM thief, side chick caught in hotel with victims’ stolen cards (photos)

- A social media user, Vivian Dimgba, has given a detailed narration about how an ATM thief was nabbed along with his side chick

- The lady noted that the man met with his water-loo after stealing from her mother

- Dimgba noted that upon carrying out an in-depth search on the thief, she discovered that he is married and has a beautiful daughter

An ATM thief was recently met with ill fate after one of his operations to scam an unsuspecting victim got him caught and arrested.

A Facebook user identified as Vivian Emesaraonye Dimgba narrated how her mum had fallen victim to the thief and how she was robbed of about N500k.

According to Dimgba, it all started after her mum had problems operating the cash dispensing machine, and sought the help of the man who eventually turned out to be a thief, to assist her with the transaction.

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However, after a few minutes of operating the machine, the individual told Dimgba’s mum to go and register a complaint at the security post, as the ATM card had gotten stuck. To her surprise, the man had left before she returned.

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"She went to the security man, since the bank was already closed and did just that. By the time she came out, the man already left. Oh, he told her he was a policeman," Dimgba’s post read in part.

The real drama started after Dimgba’s mum returned home and got a debit of N300k from her bank account. This was followed by another debit transaction of N100k, leaving about N30k in the woman’s account.

Upon the second withdrawal, Dimgba said her mum and dad driven down to a police station to report the situation. However, not a lot could be done since it was hard to tell where the individual was making the withdrawals from.

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The man, however, ran out of luck after making a POS transaction that gave away his location.

"At about 1am, he made another transfer. But this time through a POS machine. Eastgate Hotel. Less than 15 minutes walk from my house. He paid for the room, and ordered food as well. We called back the policemen, told them of our findings and they met us at the hotel in less than 30 minutes."

After the hotel had been discovered, Dimgba’s parent with the assistance of the police officers rushed down and cross-referenced the POS transaction with her ATM card number. Fortunately for them, they were able to nab the individual and his side chick, whom he made an initial transfer of N300k to.

See screenshots of the post below:

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Dimgba's narration on her Facebook page. Photo: Vivian Emesaraonye Dimgba
Source: Facebook

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The apprehended ATM thief and his side chick. Photo: Vivian Emesaraonye Dimgba
Source: Facebook

Dimgba also posted a photo showing some other debit cards that were found in the possession of the man.

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ATM cards and cash found in possession of the individual. Photo: Vivian Emesaraonye Dimgba
Source: Facebook

Moments later, she returned to make it known that she found the Facebook profile of the man.

According to Dimgba, he is married and has a beautiful daughter. She claimed that his lifestyle also led to the death of his mother.

Check out the screenshot below:

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Dimgba found out that the man is married and has a daughter. Photo: Vivian Emesaraonye Dimgba
Source: Facebook

In a related story, Legit.ng gathered the report of a young lady who revealed that her sister had been left distraught after her ATM card was stolen. The lady identified as Francisca K Chiedu (@kxcesa) on Twitter took to the site to share some details about the robber.

She explained that the thief withdrew the sum of N120,000 from her sister’s account and proceeded to buy pizza using the second ATM card he stole.

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