Three Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) operated by Bank BCA, Bank Permata and Bank Danamon located at the Tiara Gatsu Supermarket in Dalung, North Kuta have been robbed by thieves of approximately US$88,340.
The theft, in which robbers usd an electrical arc welding machines to gain access to the machines, occurred at around midnight on Friday, December 29, 2012.
As reported by Kompas.com, all three ATM machines suffered heavy damage when the thieves used an electrical arc-welding machine to cut into the machines.
Police said the security guards at the Supermarket were asleep at the time of the theft.
Police are considering the professionals were involved in the theft and are interviewing 5 witnesses from the security team and management of the supermarket.
A subsequent report in The Bali Post places preliminary estimates on the amount stolen as Rp. 365,900,000 (US$37,340) from the Bank Danamon ATM; approximately Rp. 300,000,000 (US$30,600) from the Bank BCA ATM; around Rp. 200,000,000 (US$20,400) from the Bank Permata ATM.
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