Truck guard held over ATM thefts

HEFTY HAUL: The security guard allegedly distracted his partner so he could take bills while replenishing ATMs in convenience stores around Taichung, investigators said

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 05, 2019
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Taichung police have detained an armored truck security guard for allegedly stealing

Cash confiscated from an armored truck security guard is pictured in a police station in Taichung on Tuesday.  Photo: Chang Jui-chen, Taipei Times

about NT$13 million (US$421,845) from ATMs that he was replenishing.

The suspect, surnamed Yao (姚), 41, had been working for a security firm in Taichung for more than six years, investigators said, adding that he was usually paired with another guard to escort armored trucks on cash delivery runs.

When Yao was detained in Nantou County’s Caotun Township (草屯) on Thursday last week, NT$8 million in cash was found in his backpack, police said.

“We formed a task force to tackle this case after receiving calls from a security firm, which reported that one of its employees had stolen millions of New Taiwan dollars during armored truck delivery runs,” said Lin Hung-lin (林宏霖), deputy squad leader of an investigation unit at the Taichung Police Department’s Fourth Precinct.    [FULL  STORY]

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