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Friday, 11 November 2016 - 11:06
Four arrested over massive ATM robbery
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A massive scam by a ring of racketeers who withdrew millions in cash from ATMs has been discovered.

Police said 4 suspects have been arrested. 

The suspects have been identified as residents of Wellawatta, Vavuniya and Trincomalee.

It is reported that the suspects had installed hidden cameras to record pin numbers of unsuspecting customers. 

Later the suspects have prepared duplicate ATM cards to withdraw money.

It is also reported that the suspects have operated the scam on the guidance of an internationally organized ring of racketeers.

Police also seized a CCTV camera, two laptops, 3 mobile phones and 13 duplicated ATM cards.

The suspects were remanded until November 23 when they were produced before Vavuniya Magistrate.

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