Methuen Police Arrest Canadian Men Accused of Stealing from ATMs

Methuen Police arrested two men suspected of stealing cash from ATMs. (Courtesy photograph.)

Methuen Police arrested two Canadian men Saturday believed to have stolen money from automatic teller machines.

Searching the men’s car, Police Chief Joseph E. Solomon said officers recovered “large amounts of cash inside duffel bags as well as gift cards, debit cards, a printing device and an electronic device determined to be used to activate and utilize bank cards.”

Arrested were 30-year-old Tharushan Nirmalachandran, of Quebec, and 28-year-old Ajitharan Raveendran, of Ontario. Each were each charged with possession burglar’s tools and receiving stolen property of more than $1,200.

Hudson, N.H., Police tipped off their Methuen counterparts that the men operated out of a Days Inn hotel room on Pelham Street. Methuen Police obtained search warrants for the hotel room and car and entered just before 7 a.m., Saturday.

Both men are being held at $250,000 bail, pending a court appearance today.

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