Story By: Marija Petrovska, Sub-Editor: Alex Cope, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN
This is the moment a masked gang in black hoodies rip two HSBC cash machines out of the wall with the help of a pick-up truck before loading them onto the vehicle and fleeing.
The robbery happened at a HSBC branch in the La Plaza Punta area of the city of Celaya, a city in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato.
In the CCTV footage, one of the reported 12 hooded and masked men is seen using a sledgehammer to break the glass front door of the bank.
After that, a total of around 12 men can be seen pulling out one of the cash machines with the help of chains and a white pick-up truck.
They then load the cash machine onto the same truck.
For the second cash machine, a few of the men are seen dragging and carrying it to place it in the truck.
Meanwhile, another group of the robbers reportedly went to the corner of Constituents Street opposite the boulevard to look out for police officers.
In the end, two more getaway vehicles can be seen following the pick-up truck as they flee the scene.
According to local media, the police are currently investigating the case and looking for suspects. No arrests have been reported and it is unclear how much cash was in the machines at the time of the robbery.
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