A man entered an ATM booth of Pubali Bank in Cumilla. He opened the automated teller machine using a key. Then, he brought out a small part from the machine and closed it. He took out a small device from his pocket and did something with that.
Within a few moments, notes came out from the ATM in several phases.
This is how the fraudster looted a total of Tk3.30 lakh from the booth on November 16.
A gang of these fraudsters took away Tk9.60 lakh in this way from three booths of Pubali Bank in Cumilla and Chattogram on November 16 and 17, sources at the Detective Branch of police said.
The Business Standard has obtained the video clips of the ATM frauds.
Police sources said they have collected CCTV footage of the booths from the bank authorities. After scrutinising the footage, the police have already identified two members of the gang. The detectives are now looking for two other suspects.
Bank sources said two general diaries were filed with the Kotwali police station in Cumilla and the Double Mooring police station in Chattogram.
On November 18, another member of the gang entered two booths of the same bank in Chattogram. He then stole TK3.10 lakh from a booth on the Sheikh Mujib Road and Tk3.20 lakh from another booth on Chattogram College Road in the same way.
Shahidur Rahman, additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told The Business Standard, "Police are investigating whether there is any connection of the current incident with the previous ATM frauds."
Earlier on June 3, police arrested six Ukrainian nationals in Dhaka, who had stolen around Tk15 lakh from nine ATM booths of the Dutch Bangla Bank Limited. Later, the police found the involvement of a local gang in that incident.