Even Thomas Crown* has to doff his bowler hat

Any fool can steal some money, and many do. But it takes sizeable cojones to steal the machine that dishes out the dough. Which is what a bunch of desperadoes did at an HDFC automated teller machine (ATM) in Anekal near Bangalore on Monday. According to the security guard on duty, 15 people arrived in two vehicles to lift the machine.

Nice strike, but who do they call when the machine run out of money?

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

*The Thomas Crown Affair

External reading: A condolence message for the ATM founder