Bank locker robbery case: Police examine CCTV footage

The Chembur police are on the lookout for the unidentified accused who stole cash and five gold biscuits worth Rs 59 lakh from a locker of a bank at Maitri Park in Chembur.
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Updated on Jun 25, 2011 01:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

The Chembur police are on the lookout for the unidentified accused who stole cash and five gold biscuits worth Rs 59 lakh from a locker of a bank at Maitri Park in Chembur.

The matter came to light when Swarnsingh Wasan, 47, a Chembur-based doctor to whom the locker belonged, visited the bank to check status of the valuables and found them missing.

The complainant claimed in his complaint that the thieves took around Rs 22 lakh in cash and gold biscuits costing Rs37 lakh. Wasan alleged that he could not find the keys to his bank locker between June 16 and June 22 and upon discovering them, he decided to check valuables kept in the locker, said the police.

“I discovered that the valuables were missing and immediately informed the bank officials who had no idea about the theft,” said Wasan in his complaint.

The zonal deputy commissioner of police Sanjay Shintre formed a team of senior inspector Bhimdev Rathod of Chembur police station and two other officials to trace the culprit. Investigations are also on the trace how the unidentified accused managed to access the locker since it cannot be accessed without the knowledge of the bank.

“We approached the bank and are going through the footage, recorded between June 16 and June 21, in the camera installed in the locker room. It will help in identifying the thief,” said Shintre.

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