Arrests made in Taiwan ATM swindle

Arrests made in Taiwan ATM swindle

Police in Taiwan have arrested three of the 16 men allegedly responsible for stealing more than $2.5m from ATMs earlier this month.

One of the men, a Lithuanian, was arrested in northeastern city of Yilan after a local policeman recognised him eating in a local restaurant. the other two suspects, both Romanian, were arrested in Taipei.

Taiwan police believe that the other 13 suspects, including two Russians, have left Taiwan.

The attackers allegedly used smartphones to target more than 40 ATMs belonging to First Bank of Taiwan. The bank has subsequently frozen withdrawals from more than 1,000 ATMs of the kind used in the attack, made by Germany-based Wincor Nixdorf.

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