The suspects poured oil on the tyres of banking clients' cars when they went to the ATM or bank to withdraw money.
According to police officials, the suspects poured oil on the tyres of banking clients' cars when they went to the ATM or bank to withdraw money. After withdrawing the money, when the victims boarded their cars, a gang member would approach them telling them that there was a problem with their car.
"As soon as the victim got out of the car to check the problem, another suspect would open the car's door on the other side, steal the money and flee," a police official said.
Another technique the suspects employed was to throw some cash under the victims' cars and tell them that money had fallen from their cars. "As soon as the victim stepped out of the car, a gang member would open the car's door, steal the money and flee."
After receiving several complaints of robberies from bank customers, the police analysed the complaints and observed a similar modus operandi in all of the cases. A team of officers from the
The CID team, in cooperation with the
The police recovered various tools the accused allegedly used in committing their robberies. Some of the victims identified the robbers at a police station, a CID officer said.
The suspects are currently under detention and will be referred to the public prosecution, he added.— firstname.lastname@example.org
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