ATMs have always been designed around technology and more importantly, security, but this ATM had a special visitor that wasn’t expected to break in.
Criminals have always considered robbing an ATM to be a strenuous task, but this rat managed to get around the security when it went for an ATM in Tinsukia, Assam. A city in Northeast India.
With reports of the machine not working for a couple of days, technicians were called out to investigate. What they discovered was around $15,000 in shredded cash.
Typically, the ATM’s security cameras pick up any breach of the machine or any internal movement, but the rat ‘‘eluded the machine’s security camera for its next, and last, meal,” a State Bank of India (SBI) official said.”
“The ATM was out of order for a few days and when our technicians opened the kiosk we were shocked to find shredded notes and a dead rat,” said Chandan Sharma, SBI branch manager.
Evading all the ATM’s security measures, the small rat managed to weasel his way inside the machine and found his way to the piles of cash within, chewing up 12 lakh rupees (1,200,000 rupees) which currently converts to about $16,000, or £13,000.
Sharma claimed that a review of the camera footage didn’t show the rat entering the ATM, but out of the 2.9 million Indian rupees inside, only 1.7 million were recovered intact.
But banknotes worth 1.2 million rupees were destroyed by the hungry rat. Photos were taken by a local reporter as you can see in the featured image.
The rat itself died inside the ATM. The cause of death was likely dehydration, but at least he died rich.
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