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Partners in crime: The two accused covering their faces as they are led out of the magistrate’s court.
MARAN: Two foreigners have been charged with stealing money from an automated teller machine (ATM).
Argentinian Carlos Alberto Gonzales, 55, and Peruvian Timoteo Bartolome, 31, allegedly cut open the ATM at the Bank Rakyat branch in Jalan Perpustakaan between 3am and 5am on Oct 9.
No plea was recorded and bail was not offered.
Magistrate Rini Triani Mohamad Ali set Nov 20 for the case to be mentioned.
Insp Ridzwan Seman was prosecuting while the two accused were not represented.
The court was told that Gonzales and Bartolome had fled with RM174,000 from the ATM.
But police, alerted to the theft, caught one of them near the Maran toll plaza just 15 minutes after they made their escape.
The accomplice managed to hide in a nearby oil palm plantation but was eventually caught.
An assortment of cutting tools and five steel boxes containing the stolen cash were found in their car.
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