Community members on Thursday apprehended two suspected fraudsters at 5Five Ways Mall, assaulting them before police arrived.
According to reports, the two suspects distracted their victim at an ATM, and took away her bank card and cash.
A police source said, after robbing the victim, the pair ran towards their getaway vehicle which was parked behind the mall.
"One of the witnesses shouted for help as the two were running towards their getaway car," said the source.
"Security personnel and shoppers gave chase. The two jumped into their vehicle, but one person jumped on top of the bonnet to stop them from driving away.
"They were caught and assaulted. “Several bank cards and money was found in their position."
King Cetshwayo Cluster police spokesperson Captain Siyanda Shangase said two suspects, aged 38 and 41, were arrested and charged with fraud.
"They appeared at Empangeni Magistrate’s Court on Friday and were remanded in police custody pending investigations.
"They are expected to appear again on Thursday for a formal bail application."
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