Policemen stand outside al Rajhi Mosque in Riyadh March 11, 2011.REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed
31 December 2016
Six people have been arrested as part of an investigation into ATM fraud, Makkah police said.
Local police have dealt with several reports of bank embezzlement involving ATMs, police spokesman Col. Ati Al-Qurashi said Friday.
An investigation into bank fraud found the accused persons allegedly installed electronic devices on ATM machines at banks in Jeddah to steal customers’ card details.
The spokesman explained that the police department had put in place a security plan to monitor such fraudulent operations, after receiving reports of such offenses in other provinces.
The job of the police team involved the search and monitoring of banks and visits to ATM sites. Suspicions were raised over six persons of Syrian nationality. Upon searching them, police found meter readers and other equipment in their possession.
The suspects, who entered the Kingdom on business visas, were arrested and delivered to police stations pending referral.