The BPD Bali ATM was damaged by an unknown person, but the money in it did not disappear. The case is under police investigation.
The Bali Regional Development Bank (BPD) automated teller machine (ATM) located in the Maha Graha shopping complex, Jalan Gatot Subroto Timur, Banjar Kerta Graha, Kesiman Kertalangu Village, East Denpasar District, was damaged by an unknown person.
The ATM, which is located in the western corner of the shopping complex, is at the bottom of the main menu screen, to be precise where the money is discharged, prying it out. The vandalism allegedly occurred on Tuesday (16/3) in the morning.
There are five ATM booths in the west corner of the Maha Graha shopping complex lined up from north to south. Consisting of two empty rooms and three others filled with ATMs, namely the BPD Bali Bank ATM that was damaged, the CIMB Niaga ATM, and the BNI Link ATM. Apart from the BPD Bank ATM, no damage was found.
Behind the row of ATM, booths is a banana plantation owned by residents. The BPD Bank ATM that was damaged by an unknown person.
Information from police sources stated that the machine-room cleaner Ni Ketut Murtini, 43, first discovered the vandalism incident. On arrival at the location at 6:30 a.m. she was about to clean the booth, and was shocked to see the damage.
The incident was reported to the bank. Receiving this information the BPD Bank immediately coordinated with the police. Receiving this information, the East Denpasar Police immediately went to the scene to carry out an investigation. ATM booths and machines were secured by installing police lines.
“The incident occurred at dawn Tuesday. A culprit did damage using a crowbar. Fortunately, the perpetrator has not succeeded in taking the money from the ATM. There was the only damage, “said a police source.
Information from another ATM booth cleaner, I Wayan Suata, 34, said the source, said that the last time he checked at the ATM was Monday (15/3) at 2:50 p.m. local time. At that time the ATM was still safe. Even had a photo taken by witnesses and the photo was sent to the internal group of Bank BPD Bali.
The trader who is located across from the Maha Graha shop admitted that the area was only busy until 22.00. In the shopping area, there are two sellers. “All those traders close at 22.00. After that it was quiet, “he explained.
The local resident Nurul admitted that theft often occurs there. He said that the shop located to the west of the ATM often loses its merchandise. Thieves open doors and pick up things.
The Head of Public Relations of the Denpasar Police, Iptu Ketut Sukadi, said that an investigation was still being carried out. “The case is still being investigated by members in the field. The ATM vandalism case is a concern, “said Iptu Ketut Sukadi.
Meanwhile, Bank BPD Bali stated that there was no loss at all related to the destruction of the ATM.
“Even if there is damage, we have ensured it,” said Head of Public Relations of Bank BPD Bali Anak Agung Made Agung.
Previously, two ATMs of Bank Mandiri, Jimbaran Sub-Branch, located at Jalan Uluwatu II, Number 112X, Jimbaran Village, South Kuta District, Badung, were damaged by an unknown person on Monday (15/3) at around 02.25.
Although none of the money in the ATM was lost, the vandalism resulted in a loss of up to Rp. 85 million.
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