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Robbers steal ATM with Rs 13 lakh at Dabwali

chandigarh Updated: Aug 21, 2014 20:53 IST
HT Correspondent

Thieves stole an ATM of Punjab National Bank (PNB) containing Rs 13.7 lakh at Dabwali, 60 km from Sirsa, on Wednesday night.

Paramjeet Kochar, PNB branch manager, Dabwali, has filed a complaint in this regard with city police, who have started investigations into the matter.

The matter came to light at 6am on Thursday when ATM guard Rinku came for his duty and noticed the ATM missing. He immediately informed the police and the bank manager.

According to information, robbers first tried to break the side wall of the ATM booth but they could not succeed and later they broke the shutter and glass of the booth.

Notably, three ATM machine already have stolen by the robbers in Sirsa and Fatehabad in recent times and this is a fourth such incident in the area.

On 28 June midnight, robbers took away the cash-laden ATM of PNB from near BSNL exchange at Dabwali Road, Sirsa. The police are clueless regarding these robberies. The ATM machine stolen from Fatehabad was found in a canal recently.

Himmat Singh, sub-inspector, said the incident took place at about 3 am. Police reached on the spot after getting the information. An FIR has been registered against the unanimous robbers and police have been investigating the case and fingerprint experts have taken the samples.

He said the CCTV cameras were not there because this ATM was installed recently.

Paramjeet Kochar, branch manager said, the ATM was refilled on Wednesday and after the last transaction Rs 13.7 lakh had remained in it.

He said security of the ATM booth has under the TSI company and a guard has deployed for the security of ATM booth from 6am to 10pm.

Dabwali DSP Satyapal said the police are investigating the case.