ATMs found splashed with black paint in various parts of Singapore

Readers informed Shin Min Daily News that a number of ATMs in Ubi and Circuit Road were out of service because they had paint splashed on them. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN
Readers informed Shin Min Daily News that a number of ATMs in Ubi and Circuit Road were out of service because they had paint splashed on them. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN

SINGAPORE - At least six ATMs in various parts of Singapore were splashed with black paint on Wednesday night.

Readers informed Shin Min Daily News that a number of ATMs in Ubi and Circuit Road were out of service because they had paint splashed on them.

A hawker, who gave his name as Mr Ye, told the Chinese paper he spotted the paint on an ATM near Block 37 Circuit Road at 3am, when he came to work.

It is understood that at least six ATMs were affected, and three are located near Ubi Avenue 1 Blocks 301 and 302.

At least two others were reported to be at Serangoon Road and Jalan Sultan Textile Centre.

All the ATMs were near the road, and Shin Min reported that the perpetrator may have splashed the paint while driving by in a vehicle.

Police confirmed that reports have been lodged. Investigations are ongoing.

Cases of ATMs being vandalised have been reported in the past.

In a case heard in July last year, a loanshark runner threw soya sauce on an ATM and pasted a note bearing the debtors' names and personal details on the machine.