KUALA LUMPUR - Robbers hid inside a shopping mall in Cheras here and stole RM270,920 (S$105,000) from an ATM using an oxy-acetylene torch.
Police believe that at least one man was hiding in the bedding and home decor section and let his accomplices in along with their gear through the shutter doors, at around 2.30am yesterday.
They spent an hour cutting through the ATM.
Since there were no security guards stationed at the mall that night, the crime was only discovered five hours later when a guard came to open the place.
"Based on CCTV footage, the crime was perpetrated by three men. There were no signs of forced entry, leading us to believe that at least one of them was already in the mall.
"We think he hid in the section selling beds and carpets. When no one was around, he came out of his hiding place and let his friends in through the front door.
"The ATM was only 10m from there," said Kajang deputy OCPD Supt Abdul Ghani Mohamad Ji.
He said though the men did not cover their faces and were only wearing baseball caps, the CCTV footage was not clear enough for police to identify them.
"We have arrested two security guards who were responsible for loading the cash into the ATM on Saturday to assist in investigations."