A Bitcoin ATM was stolen from one of the best crypto exchange stores in Barcelona. The Spanish police are investigating the events to find the people responsible for the robbery. A Bitcoin ATM is a machine that allows people to buy and sell cryptocurrencies.
Customers can use debit or cash cards to carry out their operations, and it is also used for cryptocurrency holdings for cash. So far, the police have not given many statements about how the robbery could be.
Police tracking the Bitcoin ATM
The Coin ATM website stated that these machines have radar, allowing them to track ATMs. Spain has more than 158 machines, thus being the highest number of machines in Europe. It all happened at 3:00 a.m., on Beethoven Street, in the Sarria area, in a GBTC cryptocurrency store.
The police do not want to give many details about the Bitcoin ATM not to obstruct the investigation. There is a video, but it is not yet verified by the Spanish authorities, where the crime can be seen. It shows an SUV crashing into the windows of the GBTC exchange store and half a dozen hooded people arriving at the scene.
They took the ATM and transferred it to a second car that was parked on the same street. There were witnesses, and they were able to give their statements about the facts. Finally, the two cars were able to escape, taking the cryptocurrency machine with them.
Full report from Spanish police is expected
The police are tracking the ATM and are waiting to announce who was the people who stole it. So far, the store has not provided comments and has not responded to any requests. According to the neighbors, this area has become much more dangerous due to the lack of tourists.
Crime has increased in recent months, and neighbors have reported different robberies in this part of the city. The police are investigating and searching the closest areas to find those responsible.
Neighbors and customers await a prompt response so that this type of violence can stop in the neighborhoods of Barcelona as soon as possible.