Friday, January 21

Man’s attempt to blast ATM with firecrackers caught on camera

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CCTV recording shows a man attempting to break open the ATM.

SIBU: A man was caught on security camera attempting to tamper with an automated teller machine (ATM) of a bank in Sg Merah here early last Tuesday.

Sibu police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said CCTV footage showed the man attempting to prise open the machine with a sharp object.

“When that failed, he tried to blast the machine with firecrackers,” he said in a press statement yesterday.

Stanley said the bank manager was informed by the bank’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur at 6.30am Tuesday that an ATM in the Sg Merah branch office was not functioning.

“We then checked the CCTV recordings,” Stanley said, adding that the man had an accomplice.

He said the incident was reported to the police two days later.

“We’re investigating the case under Section 435 of the Penal Code,” the police chief said.