KOTA BARU: Thieves carted away RM667,906 after breaking open three automated teller machines (ATMs) at a bank in Chabang Tiga, Pengkalan Chepa here.
Kelantan deputy police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim said the thieves made their way into the ATM area through the roof behind the building which housed the bank at about 3am yesterday.
“They cut an iron grille door of the building and the ATMs using oxy-acetylene torches.
“We believe they are skilled in using oxy-acetylene torches. They arrived at the scene in a car.”
He said the thieves, however, did not attempt to break a cash deposit machine in the ATM area.
Mazlan said the police had set up a team to track down the thieves and would check through closed-circuit television (CCTV) footages recorded from nearby buildings and shops.
Calling on the public to come forward if they have information on the break-in, he said he hoped banks would report to the police if there were empty shop houses near their premises.
Mazlan added that until August, three ATMs were broken into in Pasir Mas and Pengkalan Chepa here. — Bernama