KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian thieves used a net and rope to haul an ATM cash dispenser through a glass wall and down a flight of stairs, only to discover they had grabbed a check deposit machine by mistake.
The three robbers fled after realizing the failure of their plan, in which they used a pick-up truck and a lorry to yank the machine from its moorings, the Star newspaper said.
Automated teller machines (ATMs) have recently been the focus of a spate of robberies or robbery attempts in Malaysia.
In one case, thieves loaded an ATM onto a truck but abandoned it about 5 km (3 miles) away when they discovered it had no cash.
A real case of dumb, dumber and dumbest! You’d think they’d put a little effort into checking out what they were gong to steal before putting in place the actual theft.
What happened to the old fashioned way of doing things, with the calico bags with the big green dollar sign on the outside?? Ronnie Boggs didn’t MISTAKENLY rob an iron ore train or a livestock train…