During interrogation, he told police that he would carry ATM cards of all the banks. While the people would be withdrawing money at the ATM, he would strike a conversation with them, note down their ATM pin, and press the clear button that would bring the machine to a halt for a few seconds, the police said.
On the pretext of helping the person, he would take their card and exchange it with the card he was carrying.
After the person would leave thinking that the machine is out of order, Sandeep used to withdraw the money and vanish.
In some cases, he would lie to people that the cash would be dispensed by another machine. While they would go to check the other machine, he would flee with the money.
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