Bihar: Rs 20 lakh looted after cutting ATM kiosk with gas-cutter in Muzaffarpur | Patna News

PATNA: Unidentified armed criminals decamped with Rs 20 lakh after ripping apart an ATM kiosk using gas cutter which was located at Kacchi-Pakki road under Sadar police station area of Muzaffarpur on Sunday.
The incident is suspected to have taken place between 2 and 3am when it was raining heavily in the area. However, police were informed by around 1pm about the incident.
Sadar police station SHO Satyendra Kumar Mishra said that the kiosk is of Axis bank and a matter came to light when a caretaker went at the spot in the afternoon to open and clean it for public use.
“Thieves had used a gas-cutter to cut open the iron chest inside the kiosk which had all the cash in it. No alert was received by Axis bank authorities that the kiosk was damaged. Right now, police have initial information that Rs 20 was stolen from the kiosk,” SHO Mishra said.
The SHO said that the thieves had also burnt the CCTV camera installed inside the kiosk using the gas cutter.
“We are investigating the matter. After bank authorities provide us complete, it would become clear that if it was directly run by the Axis bank or by any other private firm on behalf of it,” he said in reply to a query.
SHO said that the kiosk used to function only in daytime and it was closed at night everyday. “Criminals have first damaged the kiosk shutter to gain entry. Afterwards they probably took their time to calmly cut open the machine and take money,” he said.
Mishra said that while fleeing, the criminals once again pulled down the shutter completely so that no one could see inside in the morning that the ATM kiosk had cut open.
“Police are investigating the matter. CCTV camera footages of the neighbourhood is being watched to identify the suspects and how they reached the spot,” he said.
SHO said that authorities are yet to submit a written application. “They are ascertaining the amount which was left inside the kiosk when it was closed on Saturday night,” he said adding further investigations are going on.

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