Published: Sunday September 23, 2012 MYT 6:29:00 PM
Robbers leave empty-handed after failing to break into ATM
SABAK BERNAM: Three robbers were frustrated in their attempt to break into an automated teller machine (ATM) outside the main entrance of Politeknik Sultan Idris Shah, here Sunday.
Sabak Bernam police chief Supt Noor Mushar Mohamad said the masked men fled the scene empty-handed after they failed to crack the ATM's cash compartment about 3am.
"The gang failed to weld open the ATM and fled the scene with their tools," he told reporters here.
Noor Mushar said the suspects wore dark clothing and had stormed into the polytechnic's security booth, which was about 10m from the ATM.
They gagged and tied up a security guard to a chair and pushed him onto the floor, where he was found by his partner who came back from his rounds at 6am, he added.
The closed-circuit television recording was being scrutinised to identify the suspects, he said. - Bernama