Day after cash van heist, burglars break into SBI

Day after cash van heist, burglars break into SBI

Demolish rear wall, damage ATM but fail to get cash

 A day after armed men robbed a bank van in the city, burglars broke into a State Bank of India branch in north Delhi but failed to steal any money.

The failed break-in, which police said was executed late on Friday night, was discovered when the staff at the Sarai Rohilla branch turned up on Saturday morning.

“The bank manager made a call to the police control room at 9.15 am reporting that someone had broken into the building by demolishing a portion of the wall located at its rear,” a senior police official said.

A police team, dispatched to the spot, found a cavity large enough to allow passage into the bank’s safe room, and apparently created by hammers.

Meanwhile, police scanned CCTV footage and found three to four persons barging inside it around 1 am.

“The robbers can be seen trying to unlock an ATM placed inside the bank, but they could not match the correct code which apparently foiled their attempt,” the official added.
The burglars damaged the ATM in their attempt to break it.

They also tried to destroy evidence as four of the five CCTV cameras installed inside the bank were found damaged.

“They cut the wires of four CCTV cameras to avoid being identified. However, the gang couldn’t locate the fifth camera, which was able to capture their faces,” the official said.
A case of burglary has been registered at Sarai Rohilla police station and investigation is underway.