Robberies at ATMs in India is not so uncommon. In the past, attempts have been made to uproot the whole the ATM in a bid to take out money out of it. In Pune, a group of thieves tried doing the same but in a different way. They used the torque of Mahindra Scorpio to pull out an ATM out of its place and the whole incident got captured in CCTV cameras.
The incident happened in Pune where a group of thieves decided to steal a whole ATM. This is a new trend in India where the thieves take away the ATM instead of trying to get money out of it at the spot. They later, use various tools to recover the money from the machine.
The CCTV footage that caught the thieves stealing the ATM has become viral on the Internet. The footage a few people coming in a white Mahindra Scorpio. They reverse the vehicle and make the rear end of the vehicle face towards the ATM. Another thief then ties the ATM to the rear tow hook of the SUV. The driver in the Scorpio the accelerates hard and in the process, the ATM breaks off and comes out of its place. The Scorpio driver then reverses the vehicle again and opens the rear door. Both the thieves then put the ATM inside the vehicle speeds away from the spot. It is not known if the thieves have been caught yet.
Mahindra Scorpio is a very popular vehicle all around India and we believe that the CCTV has caught the number plate of the vehicle. It can be tracked by the cops, which can lead to the arrest of the criminals. It is not known how much money was there in the ATM that was stolen.
The Mahindra Scorpio seen is an older-generation model that seems to be a second-generation model. It was launched in 2014. The most powerful version of the Scorpio from this generation was powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk engine that generates a maximum power of 12o Bhp of maximum power and 280 Nm of peak torque. The 280 Nm of torque peaks at a low rpm of 1,800 rpm, which made sure that the ATM comes out of its place. An engine generating higher torque will always have greater pulling power. Nonetheless, using the capability of a vehicle for such things is criminal and we do hope that thieves in the video get caught by the law soon.
The current-generation of the Mahindra Scorpio’s higher-end variants get powered by the same engine but it generates a maximum power of 140 Bhp and peak torque of 320 Nm. In the future, Mahindra will launch the all-new Scorpio and it is expected to get a much powerful engine that will be BS6 compliant too!