ATMs are quite technologically advanced devices, which are equipped with multiple security systems to prevent theft of banknotes stored in the vault. But all these security systems were not enough to hold out a rat in the city of Guwahati in India, and he managed to get into the vault and cause damage of nearly $ 20,000, according to Reuters.
Bank representatives discovered the rat after several customers complained that the ATM did not work. The technical team went to investigate, believing it was an attempted theft, but what they found was unexpected.
The bad news for the State Bank of India (SBI) is that the "suspect" was not detected by the surveillance cameras entering the ATM, so the investigation that should indicate how the rat was able to sneak in it could take longer . The good news is that the rat will not return to repeat the crime, as it was found dead, along with banknotes torn and other untrained banknotes.
Of the 2.9 million rupees stored in the ATM (equivalent to US $ 42,685), only 1.7 million could be recovered ($ 25,022). The remaining banknotes, worth $ 17,662, were destroyed by the rat.
SBI is the largest bank in India, operating over 50,000 ATMs in the country. Bank representatives promise to carry out the investigation in order to avoid such situations in the future