Woman caught by residents for robbing ATM user in Karachi

Published: December 7, 2017
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An HBL ATM. PHOTO: EXPRESS

An HBL ATM. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A woman was caught by a crowd of people after she, along with at least two comrades, were trying to flee after looting cash from a citizen who had withdrawn cash from Automated Telling Machine (ATM).

The man, who had been robbed, started chasing the suspects who were trying to flee from the scene.

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Residents and passersby also joined him and managed to catch the woman. Her companions, however, managed to escape. The young woman accused of being involved in snatching cash from residents after they withdrew cash from ATMs was later handed over to the police while the police looked for her companions.

Earlier this week, bank customers became the subject of stress and inconvenience as a number of ATM users reported fraudulent activity, complaining of unauthorised withdrawals from their accounts and blockage of plastic cards after reports surfaced of a wide-scale hacking incident.

“An ATM installed at Khayaban-e-Ittehad (Karachi) has been cited as the target of the attack,” an FIA official said while talking to The Express Tribune.

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Reports of several fraudulent transactions surfaced over the week, which cited that consumer data was stolen through placement of skimming devices on ATM facilities.

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