Date: Jan 11, 2016
By: Wu Chun-feng / Staff reporter
An ATM containing about NT$4 million (US$199,399) was taken before dawn
yesterday from a King’s Town Bank (京城銀行) branch in Tainan’s Rende District (仁德).
The theft occurred at 3:57am at the bank on Chungshan Road, police said, adding that they had been called by security guards who had been alerted by an alarm and arrived at the bank to find the ATM missing.
A preliminary police investigation found the machine had not been attached to the building, but was a standalone placement, so the thieves were able to simply cut the wiring and remove it.
It only took about seven minutes for the thieves to remove the machine, police said. [FULL STORY]