ATM robbery attempt thwarted in Thrissur, culprits flee on seeing locals
Thrissur: A bid to rob an ATM was thwarted as it came to the attention of the locals of the area. The incident happened on Monday at 3 am. Upon seeing the locals, the robbers escaped immediately.
They were trying to open the ATM using a gas cutter when some people arrived at the spot on hearing the sound. They came in a car and wore helmets so as not to be identified. They covered the cctv cameras inside the ATM with a tape.
Their car got damaged as they were trying to flee the spot. And so they left the car behind and ran away. The car is registered in Ottapalam. The gas cutter and other equipment have been found along the way in abandoned state.
Earlier there were attempts to rob ATM’s in Chalakudy, Koratty areas. The culprits are suspected to be inter-state labourers and so the police have expanded the investigation to other states as well.