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Bengal police arrests four foreigners in Tripura ATM heist


They were suspected to have installed skimming devices.

West Bengal police arrested two Turkish and two Bangladeshi nationals on Tuesday for allegedly withdrawing lakhs of rupees from State Bank of India ATMs in Tripura using cloning devices, officials said.

A senior West Bengal police officer said the suspects were arrested following a tip-off from Tripura police.

They were suspected to have installed skimming devices in automated teller machines to clone debit cards and withdrawn an unspecified amount of money.

The bank had received 45 complaints from customers that their money was taken out from various ATMs in Agartala, State Bank of India Regional Manager Dibyendu Chowdhury had said on Monday.

Further details are awaited.

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