Argentinian ATM theft suspect caught

A gang of Argentinians cut into an automated teller machine (ATM) and tried to steal RM174,000 (s$68,300) in Maran, Pahang.

Police caught one of the suspects 15 minutes into their escape in a car on Wednesday. Pahang CID chief senior assistant Commissioner Mohd Zakaria ahmad said a 55-year-old suspect from tucuman, argentina, was caught near a toll plaza, the star reported.

he said another accomplice and a fellow countryman managed to escape into a nearby oil palm plantation.

he said: "our personnel were conducting ops Cantas near the toll plaza when they spotted two men behaving suspiciously in a car. one of them suddenly dashed out and fled while police quickly moved in to detain the driver."

When police searched the car, they found welding tools and five steel boxes containing the stolen cash.

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