Unidentified miscreants on Friday barged into a private sector bank in Panvel and decamped with four CCTV cameras and DVR machines, which store the video recordings.
The police suspect the accused could not manage to break open the safe where the cash and other valuables were kept.
The recently opened branch at Sai village on the Mumbai-Goa highway is to start operations from February 1.
According to the bank officials, there was only around Rs 10,000 in the safe, which was not taken.
“The robbers broke into the bank around midnight. We suspect that when they could not crack open the safe, they decamped with the CCTV cameras and DVR machines to avoid being identified,” said Surendra Deshmukh, senior inspector, New Panvel police station.
“We are probing the case further and gangs that are unusually involved in such robberies are on our radar. We will soon arrest the culprits,” he added.