Last week, it was reported that robbers had escaped with thousands of ringgit in cash after blowing up an ATM at a bank in Setia Alam.
Thankfully, the robbers have since been apprehended by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).
According to a report by Berita Harian, 3 local men were arrested due to suspicions of their involvement in the explosions of the ATM.
Arrested in 3 separate locations
Selangor Police Chief, Datuk Hussein Omar Khan shared that they were arrested on Tuesday (February 28) in 3 separate locations, “In the robbery incident, the 3 suspects blew up 2 ATMs and ran away with cash amounting to RM267,150 from one of the machines.”
“A 43-year-old suspect who is believed to be the mastermind was arrested at a workshop where he worked and the police also seized a gas canister with a green stain, believed to be used to blow up the ATMs.”
“2 suspects aged 30 and 33 were arrested at their respective homes in Meru where when the raid was carried out, they were laundering money from the robbery using bleach,” he added.
Additionally, it was found that all 3 suspects have criminal and drug convictions.
The police are now completing their investigation into this case and will then refer to the Deputy Public Prosecutor for further action.
“Following the arrest of the 3 suspects, we also managed to solve 2 more ATM explosion cases belonging to the same bank that happened in Meru in December 2020 and February of last year.”
“All suspects are remanded for 7 days until March 7 (Tuesday) and this case is being investigated under Section 437/379 of the Penal Code,” he added.
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