RBC in Toronto, Canada has confirmed that its Maraval Branch ATMs were vandalised this weekend and added that the police are continuing their investigations into the $1.3 million heist.
Guardian Media reached out to Andrew Mc Grath, Director, Corporate Communications, Caribbean and Personal and Commercial Banking, Royal Bank of Canada and was told: “We can confirm that our ATMs at our Maraval Branch were vandalized overnight between January 1 and 2.”
“Police attended the scene and are currently investigating,” he added.
Guardian Media understands that investigators have possible leads and that arrests are imminent.
According to a police report, at about 9 am on Sunday a manager of RBC reported that information was received from the Electronic Response Officer that there was unusual activity at the ATM Machine at one of their branches. Upon her arrival at about 10 am she opened the ATM room and observed the two machines cut open and cash trays on the floor.
An estimate of $1.3 million cash T&T Currency was missing.
WPC Parks of the St Clair Police Station visited the scene and observed that entry was gained through a hole on the western side of the building. Exit via point of entry.
The scene was processed by PC Dhuram, WPC Pierera, PC Samaroo and PC Denny.
No CCTV was obtained as cameras were non-functional at that location.