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Strong Locker Foils Attempt to Rob Bank

Gold worth Rs 2.5 cr, Rs 1.5 lakh cash saved as thieves abandon bid

Published: 19th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2014 02:36 AM   |  A+A-

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VILLUPURAM: Robbers broke into a Primary Agricultural Co-operative Credit Society in Chinna Salem on Saturday, but failed to open the safety locker in the strong room.

Gold worth Rs 2.5 crore, pledged by the customers of the bank and cash totalling  Rs 1.5 lakh were in the locker, police said.

Nearly 2,000 villagers of Pethanur, Rayarpalayam, Echanthai, Naattarmangalam and Kaniyamor are members of the Society in Pethanur near Chinna Salem. Rajendiran, who was working as the security guard, had gone home on Saturday night for  some personal work.

On Sunday morning, the villagers passing through the area, saw the gate and door of the bank open. They informed the Society secretary Sekar and Chinna Salem police, who rushed to the spot. During investigation, police found out that the robbers had first tried to enter the Society by breaking the asbestos roof. But later decided not to, as it was too high from the ground.

The gang then broke open the grill gate and the main door. They tried to open the lockers, but failed.

The Chinna Salem police registered a case and are making further investigations. Sources said even last year, one kg of gold jewellery was looted from the same bank. After investigation, police had found that some staff in the bank itself had taken away the jewellery and staged a robbery drama.



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