According to reports, a Nigerian couple in India was arrested by men of the Samata Nagar police on Tuesday for allegedly stealing data and pin numbers of people using ATMs in different locations.
According to reports, the duo inserted a skimmer and micro cameras into ATM machine so as to create clone cards of the data.
The couple were busted after the YES bank branch at the Chennai head office received several complaints about their ATM centre situated in Thakur village in Kandivali East.
According to the inspector in charge of the case, Raju Kasbe:
“They had placed a skimmer and micro-camera at a Yes Bank ATM kiosk in Thakur village. After a customer approached police claiming that he had seen a skimmer attached to the ATM, we started investigations.
“Police set a trap and was waiting for hours outside the ATM centre until they eventually caught the suspect, who had gone back to take the skimmer machine and the micro camera.
“We chased him down after he had run over a kilometre and he confessed to having an accomplice; who we also apprehended.
“They said they could not speak Hindi or English. We even got an interpreter,” said senior inspector Kasbe.
“We are probing if the couple has been booked for similar crimes in the past. They have been sent to police custody till May 17.” said the official.