Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

One Romanian held in hi-tech ATM robbery in Kerala

Narada Desk | August 10, 2016 3:22 pm Print
As many as 22 people have lost their money, ranging from Rs 7,000 to Rs 45,000, in the unprecedented ATM robbery
Kerala ATM Robbery

One of the three foreigners, suspected to have stolen lakhs of rupees in a hi-tech ATM robbery at three counters in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, was arrested in Mumbai on Tuesday. As many as 22 people lost money, ranging from Rs 7,000 to Rs 45,000, in an unprecedented ATM robbery.

TV reports show the trio entering an ATM one after another and fixing an electronic device on the ceiling of the ATM kiosks booth. The money was withdrawn from Mumbai.

A Romanian national, among the three, has been arrested from Mumbai.

The arrested accused,  Gabriel Marian, whose pictures were released by the police here on Tuesday, was taken into custody by the Mumbai Police late on Tuesday.

The accused has also identified the other two involved in the act as Bogdean Florian and Christian Victor.

After his arrest, a Kerala Police team left to Mumbai to take him into custody.

Mumbai Police, however, will first produce Marian before a court in Mumbai.

Kerala Police on Tuesday zeroed in on three foreign nationals, who are suspected to be the key players behind the hi-tech ATM robbery, and decided to seek Interpol’s help.

The police have urged all those who used their ATM card at the kiosks to change their pins and have also asked all the banks to ensure that their kiosks do not contain any external fixtures.