Published: Sunday October 28, 2012 MYT 6:48:00 PM
Updated: Sunday October 28, 2012 MYT 6:52:56 PM
Robbers burn ATM after failing to get the money inside
PETALING JAYA: A gang of robbers who failed to open the safe of an Automatic Teller Machine, (ATM) set the ATM on fire at Dataran Mentari PJS 8/12, here, early Sunday.
The robbers managed to prise open the outer casing of the ATM at about 4am but could not break open the safe containing the money despite using an oxy-acytelene torch, said Petaling Jaya District deputy police chief Supt Tuah Masrom
"It is possible the robbers became angry when they failed to open the safe and set it alight in their frustration," he said when contacted here.
The Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Station was alerted and six firemen managed to get the fire under control at 5.10am.
Police found a bottle of petrol, lighter and fingerprints.
"Police also examined the close circuit television recording there to identify the suspects," he said. - Bernama
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