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Member of gang that stole 30 ATMs held, say cops

Press Trust of India  |  Gurgaon 

The police today claimed to have arrested a man who allegedly was a member of gang that uprooted and stole kiosks and then extracted cash stored in these machines.

The gang was accused of stolen as many as 30 ATMs, crime branch officials said.

The accused, Istakh, disclosed that members of his gang would tie kiosks with a belt and then uproot them with the help of an SUV, they said.

They would then flee towards in district and cut the kiosks to extract cash, they added.

We have arrested the accused from Pachgaon crossing situated on NH 48 and he has confessed about uprooting or cutting 30 kiosks in the last few months, said DCP said.

The latest theft case was reported on May 7 from sector 53 area here.

told interrogators that the kingpin of gang, Shahid, was a native of Mewat's Tauru area, police said.

The gang carried firearms and slaughtering knives to attack in case police reached at the spot, they added.

The accused and his gang members covered their faces to avoid being filmed by CCTV cameras, officials said.

Police recovered an ATM machine from his possession, officials said.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 22:35 IST
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