The Greater Chennai police have handed over two Romanian tourists to the City Crime Branch (CCB) for inquiring the case of fake ATM cards they were possessing.
According to police, Nicolai, 35, and Norcia George, 36, had been attempting to withdraw money from ATMs on OMR and ECR.
On Sunday, a team from a private bank was monitoring their movement and found them trying to withdraw money from an ATM in Madipakkam. “They alerted the police. The two attempted to flee. But were caught,” the officer said.
They were caught by Inspector Shekar Singh. The duo gave him contradictory statements during questioning. The police seized 27 cards from the duo.
Police are trying to find out what type of cards they were and for what they were being used. Police subsequently, detained them on grounds of suspicion.
Police also found 100 ATM-type cards, a magnetic device, four Iphones, a laptop and Rs 70,000 after searching the place they were staying.