Five men have been arrested for Automated Teller Machine (ATM) tampering.

The five suspects are from the Western Division.

According to police reports, during a patrol in the Central Police Station District on Wednesday 25th March, 2020, officers of the Criminal Investigations Department, Port of Spain, and Central Police Station, received information of men seen tampering with an ATM machine at First Citizens’ Bank (FCB) Independence Square.

The officers made several checks at other ATMs and gathered information.

This information led officers to the Western Division in pursuit of the suspicious vehicle and its occupants.

Upon reaching FCB on the Diego Martin Main Road, the officers observed a vehicle parked on the roadway and a male with a hat and jersey concealing most of his face and tampering with an ATM machine.

The suspicious vehicle sped off.

Assistance came from the Western Division Special Patrol who intercepted the said vehicle with four occupants along the Diego Martin Highway.

A search of the vehicle revealed a cash counting machine, card skimmer, blank card and a quantity of cash. Enquires continuing