Slovakia’s Office for the Fight against Organised Crime detained alleged members of a gang in Sereď that robbed teller machines last year reportedly using a luxury Porsche Cayenne car, as reported by TV channel Markíza on Sunday, March 6 and by the Sme daily on March 7.
Police task force stormed Sereď on early Sunday, closing several streets, and then finding a Porsche that resembled one that had appeared in CCTV pictures which had been used to remove the heavy teller machines.
Thus far no one has been accused, the SITA newswire wrote, but huge amounts of money were found during several house searches. The task force officers also allegedly found parts of disassembled machines that they suspect had not yet been disposed of.
Throughout 2010, the so-called ‘teller-machine Mafia’ regularly occupied the police and banks as the gang stole only teller machines full of money. Banks started adding dying devices into the teller machines that would mark the banknotes and they promised a €20,000 reward for help in catching the perpetrators.
Source: TV Markiza, Sme, SITA
A video, in Slovak, from the Sme.sk website shows one of the alleged crimes.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.
7. Mar 2011 at 14:00