Six thieves carted away an automated teller machine (ATM) containing RM316,000 from a bank in Taman Midah, Cheras here.
It is learnt that the thieves, in their 30s, entered the bank at about 3.30am by breaking a glass door.
They ripped off the machine and carted it away in a lorry.
The empty ATM was found at 11am in Ampang, about 10km from the bank.
Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohan Singh said policemen in a patrol car discovered the theft after they noticed the bank's broken glass door.
“Initial investigations show that the thieves took about 10 minutes to cart away the machine from the bank which did not have a security guard on duty at the time,” he told a press conference at the Cheras police headquarters yesterday.