SUBANG JAYA: It only took a matter of minutes, some rope, spray paint and an MPV for three masked men to make off with an ATM containing over RM200,000.
At 3.30am yesterday, the three entered a bank in Putra Heights here and sprayed green paint on the two CCTVs there.The men then tied a rope around the machine and dragged it out using the MPV.
The men carried the machine which weighs about 150kg and loaded it into the MPV before speeding off.
Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli said the security guard on duty alerted the police at 3.44am.
The police have acquired the CCTV footage to try to identify the suspects before the cameras were spray-painted on.
ACP Yahaya confirmed that the number plate of the getaway vehicle recorded by the security guard was false.
“The ATM had RM229,380 inside,” he said.
Since January this year, there have been a number of ATM robberies with the most recent on March 15 when a group of robbers carted away an ATM containing RM85,000 from a supermarket.
On March 4, two robbers broke into two ATMs in Pontian, Johor, and made off with close to half a million ringgit.
The robbers used a metal saw to cut open the machines at the Tabung Haji building at about 4am.
Anyone with information should contact the police hotline at 03-2052 9999 or visit the nearest police station.