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Vain attempt to rob bank on Anna Salai

The robber had broken a glass window, a wooden window and then a portion of the wall through which he gained entry.

Published: 22nd November 2016 03:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd November 2016 03:04 AM   |  A+A-

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The window through which the gang attempted to gain entry into the bank on Whites Road. It has since been boarded up | Express

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: IN a daring incident, which turned futile, a three-member unidentified gang attempted to rob a nationalised bank on the arterial Anna Salai in the city on Saturday night. However, no money was stolen and the incident came to light only on Monday, when the bank was opened.

Police said, a CCTV footage inside the bank recorded a man entering the bank through a hole drilled on the backside wall of State Bank of Mysore branch on Whites Road. “He entered the bank on Saturday night at around 9 pm and first cut the alarm wire. He tried to rob the money from the bank locker, but failed and left through the same way after about two hours,” said a police source.

The robber had broken a glass window, a wooden window and then a portion of the wall through which he gained entry. Meanwhile, police suspect that two other men were waiting outside the bank to alert him,” the source added. “The bank had `2 crore in old currency and `7 crore new currency notes,” sources in the know  said.

The bank is on the ground floor of a three storey building and the owner living on the third floor was unaware of the incident. Police suspect, the attempt could be by a known person. Fingerprint experts have lifted imprints from the crime scene. A case has been registered by the Anna Salai police and three special teams have been formed to nab the culprits.



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