Guard foils attempt to rob HDFC ATM

A robbery attempt at an HDFC Bank ATM on Mirza Road under Anekal police limits was foiled by an alert security guard and policemen in the early hours of Thursday.

According to police, the security guard of HDFC Bank ATM saw three men roaming around in a bike and went out to check.

As he walked some distance from the ATM, the miscreants came back and noticed that no one was in the kiosk. They went inside and tried to break the machine.

The guard, who was noticing this from a distance, alerted the police. When the miscreants noticed the police approaching, they  sped off.

The police gave a chase till Jigani but in vain as the suspects slipped into darkness.
A senior police officer said the robbers thought the ATM was unguarded but did not notice the guard standing at a distance.

The ATM suffered some minor damages as the robbers attempted to break it open. The police are examining the CCTV footage.

PSI suspended

A police sub-inspector was suspended on Wednesday for letting off a thief after allegedly taking money from his associates.

According to police, Sanjay Kumar, 24, a native of Bihar, was caught by passengers of Bangalore-Mysore passenger train, while he was trying to steal valuables from the passengers’ luggage.

After preliminary investigation, the Channapatna police handed him over to the City railway police for investigation.

Police said Jayaramaiah took custody of the suspect but allowed him to contact one of his accomplices, Choudhary from Solapur.

After a couple of days, Choudhary came down to the City and offered Jayaramaiah money for his release.

Jayaramaiah accepted the money and sent the constable on duty to the office of Superintendent of Police on the pretext of giving some official documents, before letting off the suspect.

On his return, the constable found the suspect missing from the cell.

He alerted the senior police officers who found that the suspect was let off by the sub-inspector.

A senior police officer said that a probe revealed that the sub-inspector had received bribe for releasing Kumar.

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