Culprits were from Romania, Kerala ATM robbery case

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police zeroed in on Romanians, who are suspected to be the key players behind the hi-tech ATM robbery which has shocked the state capital, and decided to seek Interpol’s help. City Police Commissioner G Sparjan Kumar told that police are trying to ascertain the whereabouts of the three persons, whose pictures had been retrieved from the CCTV, installed inside the ATM kiosk at Vellayambalam.

The officer said the support of cyber and technical experts was sought to understand the technical method used by the fraudsters to withdraw the money. He also added “We examined the visuals of the CCTV and got the pictures of three foreigners. We suspect that they had a hand in the ATM robbery. We have already intensified our investigation to trace their whereabouts and establish their identity. We are also probing whether more persons were involved in the crime.”

A team of top police officers, including ADGP B Sandhya, Range IG Manoj Abraham and cyber and technical experts visited the ATM of a public sector bank at Althara junction at Vellayambalam here, where a suspected electronic device was found to have been installed. They also collected evidence from the ATM counter.