Robbers attempted to strike the Ramapuram branch of a private bank in Chennai. But the attempt was foiled following timely intervention by officials.
According to reports, as soon as noticing unidentified persons attempting to break open the door of the bank through CCTV camera, officials from the bank’s control room in Mumbai alerted the Chennai police.
Following this, police rushed to the spot. However, robbers vanished from the place before that. Cops have recovered gas cylinder and cutter which were used to damage the door.
Earlier this year, in a daring robbery, burglars used gas cutters to break open safety lockers of a Indian Overseas Bank branch in Virugambakkam in Chennai and escaped with Rs 32 lakh in cash and over 100 sovereigns of gold.
Sabilal (48), security guard of the bank, and his son, Dillu, were prime suspects in the case. They tried to open many lockers, but were successful with only two, belonging to two women customers, and a cash box of the bank, the police said.
The prime suspect in the burglary at the Indian Overseas Bank branch in Chennai was arrested in Nepal later. The burglary, which took place at the bank’s Virugambakkam branch, alarmed residents in the city as the security guard — a Nepal native — allegedly made away with Rs 30 lakh in cash and several sovereigns of jewellery.
Police said that apart from security guard Sabi Lal and his son Thillu Lal, who are Nepalese nationals, six others from north India and outside the country were involved in the crime.