A Mahindra Scorpio was recently involved in an ATM robbery in which the thieves used the car to pull off the cash-dispenser from the building
ATMs have been usually the target of robbery for quite a long time now. Recently, some robbers in Pune have tried to repeat the same crime but with a new trick: using a Mahindra Scorpio to uproot the ATM and carry the entire machine along with them. The footage of this act is captured by a CCTV camera nearby. Instead of stealing the money on spot, the criminals have changed the tactic into walking off with the whole machine. Breaking the ATM which consumes more time and requires the advanced tools will be operated once they withdraw to their place.
The thieves arrived in a white Mahindra Scorpio which was reversed to face the ATM. These people tied the ATM to the car. Later on, they used the car to tow the ATM out of its place. It takes the Mahindra Scorpio no more than 30 seconds to uproot the ATM. After successfully lifting the ATM off its root, these thieves then started to load the ATM into the cargo space of the vehicle. These culprits quickly got into the car and drove away. The robbery happens in just a blink of an eye. In less than 2 minutes, the ATM was stolen and the gang gets away with no struggle.
It is not clear if these criminals were caught or not. The total loss caused by robbery is unknown as well. However, the footage has gone rival and fully captured the number plate of this vehicle, which would be a useful clue for the cops to track the thieves.
Mahindra Scorpio in question is deemed to be a second-gen model car
According to the footage, the Mahindra Scorpio in question seems to be of the second generation. The second generation was launched back in 2014 and has been continued until now. The current model will be replaced by the new model in the following year. On the existing model, the Mahindra Scorpio comes with two engine options, a 2.5-litre m2DICR 4-cylinder unit and a 2.2-litre mHawk motor. The most powerful engine is the smaller 2.2-litre unit which is capable of churning out a top power of 140 PS and a maximum torque of 320 Nm while the former can deliver a maximum power output of 120PS and 280Nm. Ideally, the higher torque will have a better advantage in terms of pulling power. However, we don’t know for sure which engine out of these two is powering the Mahindra Scorpion used in the crime.
In the following months, Mahindra will introduce the next-gen Scorpio with a new engine. The new engine is expected to bring in more power and comply with the upcoming BSVI emission norms. For more car stories, check out IndianAuto.com.