|Ida Nadirah ([email protected])|
|Thursday, 05 July 2012 21:34|
When you think of automated teller machines (ATMs), you would think that they are impenetrable and secure. However there have been too many cases of ATM theft in the Klang Valley of recent, and most are successful than not.
No place is safe for ATMs be it inside a supermarket, a secure compound, or publically open and the methods used vary creatively as the thieves are desperate at getting their hands on easy money at a large sum.
A security guard on duty at a supermarket in Brickfields dismissed a triggered alarm at 4:30am as short-circuit. Only when the security personnel switched off the alarm at 9:30am did he realized that the ATM machine was damaged. Evidently, an attempt to steal from the ATM had failed when the alarm was set off. The thief broke in the supermarket by digging a hole through the side door. Several sets of fingerprints were found by the forensic team and police suspected the attempted crime could have had a connection with a group responsible for several other recent ATM theft cases.