Crime

Rs 36 lakh looted from separate ATM counters in Balasore

Balasore: Miscreants looted Rs 36 lakh from two ATM counters at separate places in the town last night.

Around 26 lakh were looted from Sunahaat ATM and Rs 10 lakh from ITI square. The looters decamped with the money after cutting the machines with gas cutter. After the loot, they also set afire the machines. They came to the counter with a numberless vehicle, police said.

The mangled remains of the ATM machines were found from a drain at Kadarabad in the town. Police seized these items and started investigation.

“The exact amount what has been looted has not yet been ascertained. We are verifying the CCTV footage. A scientific team has been engaged in the investigation. A special team has been formed to investigate the matter”, Balasore SP said.

“I received a call from the chief manager that ATM counter at Sunahaat caught fire. I immediately rushed to the spot and found that miscreants cut the ATM machine with gas cutter and looted the money. Later, we found the similar happening at ITI counter,” ATM in-charge said.

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