PANJIM, Oct. 19 -- Nearly a month after ATM skimming racket was busted by the North police team, a case of ATM theft was reported in the intervening hours of Saturday-Sunday. The ATM containing cash of around Rs 19.38 lakh was looted by the unknown miscreants, who had damaged the wires of the CCTV cameras to avoid being captured while committing the crime.

As per a complaint filed by the Manager of Union Bank of India, Porvorim Branch Prabhavati Hegde, the incident occurred between 9 pm of October 17 and 7 am of October 18.

The Porvorim Police said they are rounding up suspects while also trying to get leads from CCTV grabs in the nearby locations. A search operation led to the recovery of the ATM machine without cash and a vehicle.

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