Date
27 May 2017
The motive behind the vandalism remains unknown as no cash was taken from the banking center. Photos: DBC, Bloomberg
The motive behind the vandalism remains unknown as no cash was taken from the banking center. Photos: DBC, Bloomberg

BEA Wan Chai passbook machine vandalized, ATMs undamaged

A passbook updating machine inside a Bank of East Asia branch in Wan Chai was found vandalized on Wednesday morning, although the three cash machines beside it were undamaged.

The cabinet under the unit was ripped open at around 2 a.m., triggering the security alarm at the 24-hour banking center of the BEA branch at Easey Commercial Building on 261 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Apple Daily reported.

The computer connected to the passbook updating machine, its keyboard, hard drive and cables, were found scattered across the floor near the cabinet.

The other units at the center, including the three ATMs, were apparently not affected.

Police classified the incident as a case of criminal damage, and were reviewing video recordings from the bank’s security cameras.

As of press time, no suspect had yet been arrested.

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