Saturday, January 23, 2016

More on ATM mugging

In an update on the recent ATM mugging story in Kilcullen, we now know that the robbers didn't actually get any money when they accosted the man at the machine, writes Brian Byrne.

Though he had carefully checked around before putting his card in, the two young men were swiftly behind him after he had put in his pin number. It's thought they may have been watching from across the square.

Apparently they managed to change the amount he had planned to take out to a greater sum. However, he turned his back to the machine and fought them off, until the ATM 're-swallowed' the money when he hadn't taken it within the permitted time. His assailants then left.

The money was recovered later from inside the ATM.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Well done to the victim for foiling the would-be robbers. However, it still doesn't take away from the fact that the new cash over the counter restrictions in Bank of Ireland can increase the potential for such incidents.