Police bust fake credit card racket in Goa
Panaji | Friday, Jul 6 2012 IST
The police arrested three people for misusing stolen credit cards in connivance with shop owners in the capital city last evening. The trio were identified as Maurice D' Souza, a software engineer from Bangalore, Deepak Varma from Delhi and Abdul Langod (Mapusa) The town police said following reliable information, a police team yesterday rounded up the trio, who had come to the city in a car. six fake credit cards of Corporation bank, HSBC, Punjab National Bank, ICICI and HDFC, a laptop and a dwiping machine were seized from their possession.
The three accused used to visit various shopping centrea the swiping machine they carried would be used to swipe the cards with consent of owners, informed police.
In an another incident at Ponda, a Burglar Alarm foiled an attempt by unidentified robbers to rob the Curti-Ponda Branch of Goa State Co-operative bank in the wee hours yesterday.
Ponda police said it was a well planned attempt to rob the bank, which was foiled after the burglar alarms went off, forcing the culprits to flee after abandoning the stolen vehicle.
The robbers entered the bank by cutting the lock of shutters and removing the fuse of the electrical board to prevent the burglar alarm from ringing. however, the robbers, sensing trouble fled from the spot.
Police recovered a chopper, an electric drill, a gascutter with oxygen and LPG cylinder from the jeep.
The police has registered an offence and investigation was on. UNI SRN OBB SM1243 NNNN
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