3 Foreigners Suspected In High-Tech Robbery Worth Lakhs At Kerala ATMs

3 Foreigners Suspected In High-Tech Robbery Worth Lakhs At Kerala ATMs

Thiruvananthapuram: On CCTV footage from ATMs in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, three foreigners are seen reaching up and apparently tampering with the smoke alarm.


Then they leave without using the machine.

The odd behaviour was connected to messages that at least 50 people in the Kerala capital received from their banks on Sunday, informing that chunks of money had been withdrawn from their accounts.

One of the men, Romanian Gabriel Marian, was arrested in Mumbai on Tuesday night. He has revealed an MO that was both high-tech and incredibly simple, involving at least two other Romanians, Bogdean Florian and Christan Victor. Kerala wants to ask Interpol to help catch the other two.


The gang had been active for nearly two weeks, said the police, and even stayed for a while at the popular beach resort Kovalam.

The police say the men installed an electronic device in the ATMs to scan account details and pin numbers of those who came to draw money. The details went into fake cards that were used in ATMs in Mumbai.

The money the gang was able to steal could amount to around 4.5 lakhs, say the police.

When the police checked visuals from the ATMs used by the people who complaint, they found the foreigners acting suspiciously. Next, they checked their records from hotels.

Police sources say they are trying to establish through experts how they collected the data and whether more people were involved.

All those who withdrew money from the “fixed” ATMs have been urged to change their pins.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here