Canadian police arrested four people accused of stealing $1.1 million by breaking ATM machines across Ontario and Quebec Friday.
William Nolin, 43, Regean Lavigne, 48 and Maxime Lavigne, 24 were arrested in Niagara and Toronto. All of them were arrested Thursday and the fourth suspect, Pierre Poirier of Quebec was arrested Friday.
Speaking to CBC news, Det. Sgt. Anthony Odoardi of the Halton Regional Police Service said that $1.1 million were stolen till date as a result of breaking and entering into ATM machines.
"We believe that to date there's been $1.1 million as a result of the break and enters in Ontario and Quebec,"
CBC News quoted Anthony Odoardi of the Halton Regional Police Service, as saying.
The four people were arrested on the charges of more than 30 counts of breaking and entering into ATM machines across Ontario and Quebec.
According to the regional police, all of them were part of a larger group of experts who break and enter into ATM machines using different methods such as prying, drilling and using blowtorch.
Anthony Odoardi said that the police have recovered only around $10,000 to $15,000 and they are still investigating to find out where the rest of the stolen money went.
The police have also seized clothing, and tools for breaking the ATM machines from the suspects.
Police suspect that the group has broken and entered into 60 ATM machines in Quebec and more than 70 machines in Ontario since October 24, 2010, .
CBC News has reported that the arrest of the four suspects were as a result of a two-month joint investigation by the Toronto Police Service and the Halton Regional Police.
You Tube video footage posted by police last October that showed people using a blowtorch to open an ATM machine have been instrumental in the investigation.
Watch the video below:
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