Three arrested in Pune for stealing cash meant to refill ATM
The incident happened on January 31 and the three were arrested on Saturday night from Beed and Aurangabad area of Maharashtra.pune Updated: Feb 04, 2018 22:49 IST
Three people were arrested, while the police are on a lookout for one, in the case of theft of the cash van meant to refill Axis bank ATM in Rahatni.
The incident happened on January 31 and the three were arrested on Saturday night from Beed and Aurangabad area of Maharashtra, said Ganesh Shinde, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Zone-3.
The three arrested men were identified as Trimbak Gnapati Nahirale, 37, Amol Lakshman Dhute, 27 and Vitthal Ramhari Jadhav, 34.
Of the total stolen amount, Rs.74,50,000 was recovered by the police. A case under Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Wakad police station.
Ranjit Korekar drove away with the cash van belonging to Brinks company after the bank employees and two drivers alighted the vehicle around 1:30 pm on January 31.
“He told the bank employees that he had dysentery. When he drove away, they thought he had gone away because he was sick. It took them some time to realise what had happened,” DCP Shinde said.
The three were following the cash van, driven by Korekar, for hours before Korekar got away with the van and emptied it in an area in the jurisdiction of Bhosari MIDC police station. The driver then joined the three in the Maruti Etios along with the tin box containing the cash.
“All four of them work as drivers and the car used in the crime is an Ola cab. The three arrested men have a criminal record. We have not found any criminal record of the driver, who is on the run,” said DCP Shinde.
The mastermind of the plan was Jadhav, who is from Beed, and the four of them have their houses in Dighi. They have known each other for some time. Further investigation is on in the matter.