Thieves use explosives to break into ATM in Sabah

Shattered glass around the ATM that was broken into at a bank in Putatan, Sabah.
Shattered glass around the ATM that was broken into at a bank in Putatan, Sabah.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Thieves used explosives to break into at least one automated teller machine (ATM) at a bank in Putatan, Sabah, and grabbed its cash box early on Friday (June 24).

The 4.20am incident also caused the glass panes of the bank's ATM centre to shatter.

Witnesses said they heard an explosion at the premise.

On May 12, three thieves blasted open an ATM in Membakut town, about 80km from here, and fled with RM70,000 (S$23,400) in cash.

They fled in a dark-coloured Honda CRV after ripping open the ATM with home-made explosives and grabbing the box containing the cash in the 1.20am incident.