By: Central News Agency
Workers were busy installing a new automated teller machine (ATM) at the
Tainan Rende branch of King’s Town Bank Monday after robbers ripped out one of the ATMs and made off with about NT$4.11 million (US$122,925) in cash in the early hours of Sunday.
The Rende branch opened as usual at 9 a.m. Monday but all of its ATM services were temporarily suspended due to the installation work.
The robbery occurred around 3:16 a.m. Sunday and took only about seven minutes, according to police, who said the thieves appeared to be very familiar with the bank’s operations and its security system.
Footage from the bank’s security cameras showed a man wearing a black face mask and a baseball cap getting out of a black sedan, entering the 24-hour ATM kiosk and trying to rock an ATM machine. [FULL STORY]