Romanian National Held for ATM Robbery in Mumbai

August 10, 2016 14:44
Romanian National Held for ATM Robbery in Mumbai

A Romanian national was held with two other foreigners who are suspected to be involved in the hi-tech ATM robbery in Mumbai.

The Police said “the accused, whose pictures were released by the police here on Tuesday, was taken into custody by the Mumbai Police late last night. A Romanian national has been taken into custody in Mumbai in connection with the ATM robbery. A team of Kerala Police has left to Mumbai to take him into custody, a senior police official said.

"The Mumbai Police will first produce him before a court there and only then we will get him in custody," he said.

The trio was found installing an electronic device inside an ATM kiosk of a public sector bank at Vellayambalam. All their act has been caught in CCTV installed there.

Police said “the three foreign nationals were from Romania and had come to India on June 25 and reached Kerala on July 8. The three had come on tourist visas and had taken rooms in a hotel here for two days.”

Police seized two scooters and three helmets from the hotel. Police is suspecting that the trio must have used the vehicles.

Police added “the state police shared their photos and other available details with their counterparts in other states which led to the arrest of one among them. So far, more than 20 people had lodged complaints saying money was withdrawn from their account. As per the preliminary assessment, about Rs 2.5 lakh had been lost.”

Many of the customers who were duped came to know about the fraud after they received a text message on Monday, informing that money was withdrawn from their accounts.

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