File pic.

File pic.

Thieves no longer have to physically torch, tow away bank’s ATM machines to get money inside it vault.

Local bank reportedly losses millions last week in five cases reported in Johor and Selangor.

In the latest case, a bank lost RM265,000 from its branch at USJ Taipan, Subang Jaya via score of fraudulent ATM transactions that began at 8.30am on Saturday, reports TheSunDaily.

Over the next two hours, two thieves were seen taking turns to withdraw cash until the machine ran dry after 137 transactions.

On the same day at about 5.30pm similar transactions were reported at the bank’s branch at Jalan Yong Shook, Petaling Jaya.

The thieves emptied RM303,000 – leaving only RM3,500 in the ATM machine vault!

A closed-circuit security camera clips showed the thieves, believed to be foreigners, were using an earphone connected to a handheld device while inserting a card into the ATM.

Subang Jaya police chief ACP Yahaya Ramli said investigations are ongoing and the bank’s technicians recovered a mobile phone SIM card lodged in the affected ATM.