Two men arrested in Dublin in connection with ATM "cash reversal" scam
Two men have been arrested in the Malahide area of Dublin in connection with ATM fraud.
The men, aged 34 and 27 respectively, were taken in as part of an operation targeting "cash reversal" scams, whereby the amount of money sought by an ATM user isn’t dispersed and suspects use an "implement" to retrieve the cash, thereafter damaging and shutting down the ATM machine.
The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau made the arrests following a search at around 7am on Tuesday morning. Cash and prepaid cards were seized at the scene.
Crimes similar to the ones being investigated have recently occurred in several towns across counties, including in Drogheda, Swords and Blanchardstown.
According to a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, the men will appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Tuesday on charges related to this incident.