Robbers break into ATM, make off with Rs1.8m cash


A band of suspected robbers broke into an automated teller machine (ATM) of a private bank in Karachi’s Gulberg area in wee hours of Wednesday and made off with 1.8 million cash. According to police, the shrewd suspects broke open part of the ATM that houses cash-loaded trays. They decamped with two of the three trays, having Rs1.8m worth of currency notes while left the third one which had just Rs5,000 cash. A police official said the suspected robbers did this all in a matter of five to six minutes while the bank administration remained unaware as, according to bank officials, neither did the bank have a security guard nor its alarm went off at the time of the break-in. On getting information, a police team reached the crime scene and began an investigation to trace out the culprits.