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3 men block security cameras with balloon and empty out several ATMs

Mexico City
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The three robbers successfully forced open and emptied out three ATMs within a matter of minutes; they have yet to be identified.

At least three individuals used a star-shaped balloon to block a security camera guarding three ATMs and successfully rob the machines.

According to preliminary reports, the incident occurred last week at an HSBC bank in Mexico City.

Mexico City's Attorney General reports that one of the robbers entered the area where the ATM's were and released a helium-filled balloon, which blocked the bank's CCTV system.

Then, two accomplices followed the individual and forced open the ATMs.

In a matter of a few minutes, the three men managed to empty out all three machines.

A camera outside the establishment captured the moment of their getaway. However, their faces aren't clearly visible in the video and the three robbers have yet to be identified. 

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