On Wednesday January 18 Bangalore police taken into custody of a 22-year-old man Manish Kumar Singh who hailed from Jharkhand.In connection to the stealing of money from other customers accounts from State Bank of Mysore ATM at Kempegowda Marg.
As Police seized the accused on the support of cctv which displayed very clearly about the accused in the beginning putting a matchstick below the Enter button, and coming out dishonest in stay for his next prey.
As other customer swipes his ATM card and enters his PIN, he meets with no transaction actuality done by the ATM, as a result of the stranded Enter button and then leaves the place.
Manish, lying in wait, soon enters the cubicle, takes out the matchstick, presses Enter and withdraws cash from the customer's account. In between, he shows his ATM card at the camera to show that he was a bonafide customer.
Manish first withdrew Rs 15,000 and again Rs 10,000 from the accounts of two different customers, but in his third attempt he was nabbed by policemen, who were lying in wait. Police had found Manish's images on cctv in both the first two thefts and had formed a special team to catch him.
Manish confessed that he used to come to Bangalore to meet his sister studying engineering. Such thefts are possible only in those ATMs, where card swipe facility is available.
As the Bank officials appealed customers unless transaction is done donot leave the ATMs.And in case if transaction does not take places, the customer must and should wait for the ATM to display that the transaction was cancelled, and at that time the customer can leave.