A thief and scammer from Gujranwala, whose pranks during an ATM robbery had shot him to fame on social media, was arrested Friday night in Rahim Yar Khan, police said.
In a video that went viral on social media a few days ago, you can see the man stealing an ATM card after opening a machine in Faisalabad and sticking his tongue out jokingly at the camera in the corner of the cabin and at the other. installed on the machine itself.
On Friday, the man once again entered an ATM booth, this time in Rahim Yar Khan, and was in the process of breaking the outside of the machine when he was caught with his hands in the dough by other customers. The incident occurred on Shahi Road in Habib Bank Limited.
According to the spokesman for the district police officer, Zeeshan Randhawa, the thief was identified as Salahuddin Ayubi of the Kamonkay district of Gujranwala.
Randhawa said Sunrise that Ayubi had broken into many ATMs in the past in Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad and Islamabad, among other cities, and used to hide for a long time after each period. He had been arrested three times before, but was fired every time he presented with speech problems.
"Yesterday, when people handed Ayubi to the police, he initially acted, pretending to have speech problems, but then spoke with investigators," Randhawa said.
A case has been registered against the suspect under Sections 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property), 427 (mischief causing damage in the amount of fifty rupees), 454 (search or trespassing to commit a crime punishable by imprisonment) and 380 (theft in housing, housing, etc.) of the Criminal Code of Pakistan.