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ATM broken open on Sultanpur-Kapurthala road, Rs 11 lakh robbed

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Sandeep Kumar Sharma led a police team to the spot and found ATM locks broken. On inspection, police said the robbers came to the kiosk white Hyundai Verna.

punjab Updated: Jul 20, 2017 20:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Sultanpur Lodhi
Sultanpur-Kapurthala road,Rs 11 lakh,ATM
An ATM machine of OBC Bank which was robbed at Sultanpur Lodhi on Thursday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

In an 8-minute robbery at an Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) ATM on Sultanpur-Kapurthala road on Thursday early morning, two men used gas cutters to open the machine and made off with Rs 11.43 lakh. The accused were inside the kiosk from 5.36am to 5.44am, minutes after the ATM guard went off duty at 5.30am. The robbery was reported at 8am, when a passerby noticed smoke coming out of the ATM kiosk and called the police.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Sandeep Kumar Sharma led a police team to the spot and found ATM locks broken. On inspection, police said the robbers came to the kiosk white Hyundai Verna.

CCTV footage shows two masked men spray an adhesive on the cameras.

Bank manager Kapil Saini said they deployed a guard from 10am to 5pm and robbers struck after he went off duty at 5.30am.

“CCTV footage has been procured and forensic experts have been called to take fingerprints,” the SSP said, adding that were following all leads.

The unidentified miscreants have been booked under Sections 380 (theft in dwelling house) and 454 (house trespass) of the IPC.