Suspect arrested in ATM cash theft

19:37, Nov 13 2012

A man who stole $100 cash from an elderly woman who forgot it at an ATM machine has been arrested.

The woman, 85, had withdrawn the cash from a Stafford St ATM machine last week but forgot to take it from the dispenser. The man then took the money and left before she realised she had left it behind.

Police arrested the 48-year-old Pareora man yesterday. Sergeant Greg Sutherland said the money had not been recovered.

Police would be seeking reparation, he said.

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