The Shivaji Park police on Tuesday arrested two persons, including a woman working as a sweeper at the Dadar branch of the Dena bank, in connection with the break-in at the bank on Sunday, in which Rs29.22 lakh cash was stolen.
The second accused, Ritesh Waghela, 25, is also a sweeper at the bank. He had been referred to the employees by the woman, Geeta Puttan, who has been working at the bank for several years. Puttan and Waghela both hail from Gujarat.
The bank had also been broken-into in 2006, in a similar manner, using duplicate keys. Puttan was working there at the time and police are verifying if she was involved in the previous incident as well.
An officer said that the woman knew the password of the security alarm installed in the bank. “The alarm is supposed to go off if someone enters the bank during non-working hours. Since it did not go off during the break-in, someone who knew the password to it had to be involved in the crime,” he said.
Police are checking if Waghela’s physical attributes match with that of the unidentified person caught breaking into the bank on the CCTV camera.
Confirming that the duo had been detained, Dhananjay Kulkarni, DCP (zone 5), said: “Organisations should be careful not to share security system passwords with too many people.”