Armenian law-enforcement bodies investigating theft of large amount from ATM

16.12.2016 16:53
Armenian law-enforcement bodies investigating theft of large amount from ATM

YEREVAN, December 16. /ARKA/. Armenian law-enforcement authorities have opened a criminal case involving theft of a large amount of money from an ATM in downtown Yerevan, owned by ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK.

According to a police statement, the ATM was broken at 5.20 am today morning. The criminal or criminals damaged the machine stealing large amount of money.

The criminal case is opened under paragraph 1st, part 3 of Article 177-d (theft committed in especially large amount) and paragraph 1, Part 2 of Article 185 (deliberate destruction or damaging of property committed by arson, explosion or other publicly dangerous way) of the Criminal Code of Armenia.
Police officers found explosion products on the ATM’s top, finding also nearby two gas and oxygen cylinders with a cable and a transparent rubber hose.

ACBA was established in 1996 as part of EU’s TACIS program. As a result of a long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation between ACBA Bank and the French Credit Agricole the latter became the biggest shareholder of ACBA in 2006, September. ACBA was restructured, becoming a closed joint stock company and was renamed ACBA CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK. -0-


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