Last evening (23 June), a man from Georgetown, Penang was caught red-handed while he attempted to break a cash deposit machine (CDM) at a bank in Balik Pulau.
According to NST, the incident happened at an AmBank branch in Lintang Bukit Penara.
Southwest district police chief SP Kamarul Rizal Jenal said the police officers received a tip-off from the bank’s assistant manager after he heard the bank’s alarm system went off at 9.40 p.m.
They immediately rushed to the scene where they managed to catch the suspect in action.
Kamarul said that the initial investigations found that one of the 2 Cash Deposit Machines (CDM) at the bank had its barrier door opened and the money withdrawal slot was damaged as the suspect tried to break it.
The suspect was detained on the spot before he could break the CDM machine and subsequently taken into custody.
“Inspection at the scene found that the suspect committed the crime alone and he failed to taken any money with him as only the exterior of the machine was damaged. The investigation also found that the suspect is still single and he lives in the Nort-East district.” Kamarul said and recorded by MalaysiaGazette.
He also mention that the man is unemployed and is currently facing financial difficulties. Further investigations revealed that he had four previous records involving drug offences.
“We believe the motive could have been due to the difficulties he is facing,” he said.
In addition, he had taken a bus from George Town to the bank in Balik Pulau.
The case is being investigated under Section 380, Section 511, and Section 427 of the Penal Code and the man will be remanded at the Magistrate’s Court the next morning (24 June) to assist investigations.