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    I was just going to pop down to the hole in the wall

    But someone beat me to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    But someone beat me to it
    The co-op going thru another financial crisis.

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    Yes, sorry about that. I was a bit miffed as the machine swallowed my card with the message "insufficient funds".

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    That posh looking CCTV camera high and left should have some interesting images...

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    Call me psychic, but I think I have an idea how they might have done it



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    Well, to be fair, that is actually a genuine hole in a wall.
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    Wouldn't that jcb probably be worth more than the contents of the cash machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    Wouldn't that jcb probably be worth more than the contents of the cash machine?
    Not if it is stolen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    Wouldn't that jcb probably be worth more than the contents of the cash machine?
    Apparently some cash machines in busy areas can have six-figure sums in them at the right time e.g. late Friday afternoon, and probably bugger-all on early Monday morning. You can see why they're a target.

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    Years ago NCR machines could have 50k in each cassette and could hold 4 of them (if loaded with 20s iirc)


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    Surely GPS tracker tech is so cheap these days all ATMs would have them?
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    That happened to a town near us the other night.

    https://youtu.be/I5UyMLI_q0w

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E View Post
    Well, to be fair, that is actually a genuine hole in a wall.
    That was my first thought too.

    When I had my convenience store, there were a number of attempts to steal my internal cash machine including someone trying to make a hole in the wall to get through. (That was actually just after I'd sold it and I received a call from Greater Manchester police whilst asleep on holiday in spain).
    As it was internal, it was always emptied at night and I never had more than 1000 in it at any one time although that didn't stop the newspaper exaggerating that to 50k. They weren't impressed when they had to use half the front page to correct that!

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    It was an internal machine, and they robbed it early Monday morning, in a seaside holiday town.

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    This crime is getting really serious and dangerous.

    Locally a cash point at a petrol station was removed in a similar fashion and they destroyed half of the building.

    Then a couple of weeks later the next village nat west ATM was taken, the bank and adjoining post office are in quite small old cottage buildings and have an apartment above. Both buildings frontages were destroyed and the whole lot was close to collapsing with people in the flat above.

    It's taken months to rebuild, the cost and loss of business must run to hundreds of thousands.

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    I was just going to pop down to the hole in the wall

    Amazing that they can do it so quickly. In the video posted there are cars driving by - does no one call the police?

    Secondly, can't they be fitted with tamper systems which indelibly mark contents making cash worthless?

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