This Thursday, the Attorney General’s Office announced in a statement that they have indicted four alleged members of the criminal network known as ‘Los Gancheros’. conspiracy to commit crimes and computer theft crimes.
According to the prosecutor’s office, the type of robbery the men would commit would be hooking or hooking up the cash dispensers of ATMs, not only in Bogotá but also in Cundinamarca.
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with hooks, they blocked the bills from coming out when the user went to withdraw the money, instead they got trapped. Later, when people came out to ask for help, criminals broke into ATMs to get the money they were holding.
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Within the scope of this procedure, the Prosecutor’s Office has more than 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 1,000 million pesos.
The defendants are Juan Pablo Izquierdo Gil, Jaime Alejandro Martínez Quevedo, Segundo Evangelista Rubiano Vargas, and Yesid Melo González, who plead not guilty and will remain in prison.
This type of scam joins others that criminals develop to keep other people’s money.
(Also: Casino employee in Casanare gambled and lost, then robbed the facility by scheming.)
For example, in December of last year they reported using thermal espionage to withdraw money from any ATM. What the criminals did was use a heat-sensitive camera that recorded the keys where the user placed their fingers. and thus detect the key. However, for this method they also had to clone their cards and guess the correct order of the numbers.
Another method that a Tiktoker showed on social networks was to place a cardboard in the slot where the money came out to prevent users from withdrawing the money, then enter and get the loot.
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