Bangladeshi detectives yesterday arrested four people, including a German citizen, for their alleged involvement in swindling money from ATM booths in Dhaka, police said, DPA reports from Dhaka.
The accused, three of whom are officials of a local bank, were remanded in custody for interrogation, police officer Sohrab Hossain said.
The German citizen was identified as Piotr Szczepan Mazurek, who used a Polish passport to visit Bangladesh, said Nazmul Alam, a deputy commissioner of the detective branch of the police.
He said the German man entered Bangladesh using a false name.
“A Polish passport and a German national identity card were seized from the foreign national,” he said.
The Bangladeshis are employees of the private City Bank Limited, the officer said, adding they were arrested after footage from close-circuit cameras installed at the ATM booths had been checked.
Police said the criminal racket had captured the private information from bank cards using skimming devices and had stolen money worth some $25,000 from different ATM booths in the city.