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Slovak police charge 10 people over ATM thefts

Slovak police detained and charged members of an organised gang alleged to have stolen cash machines across Slovakia. Police spokesperson Andrea Dobiašová told the SITA newswire that a police investigator has charged ten persons with theft, damaging and threatening the operation of a communal facility, and violating freedom.

Slovak police detained and charged members of an organised gang alleged to have stolen cash machines across Slovakia. Police spokesperson Andrea Dobiašová told the SITA newswire that a police investigator has charged ten persons with theft, damaging and threatening the operation of a communal facility, and violating freedom.

The charged persons, working together as a gang, are alleged to have committed at least five ATM thefts in Slovakia, causing damage amounting to hundreds of thousands of euros both to the banks concerned and the municipalities where the ATMs were located. If convicted, those charged face sentences of 10 to 15 years in jail.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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