News Flash – 1 August 2019

National News



ATM Robbery Foiled as Alarm goes off



Navi Mumbai: Two masked thieves attempted to break into an ATM in Sector 19, Kopar Khairane on Saturday night. They sprayed black paint on the CCTV camera lenses, but panicked and left the kiosk empty-handed when a security alarm rang after they tried to fiddle with the machine and damaged a portion of the cash panel, said the police. “The thieves attempted the robbery on Saturday night as the security guard who was on night duty was absent. The incident came to light on Sunday around 7.15pm, when the guard came to work. He informed his superior Abhilash Jha, who, in turn, alerted the branch manager Pradeep Sahu,” said senior inspector Suryakant Jagdale. Based on Sahu’s complaint, the police filed and FIR against the two unidentified thieves under Indian Penal Code sections 380, 427, 457, 511 and 34. Jagdale added, “The CCTV footage shows two men entering the ATM kiosk at 10.17pm. Their faces were covered with handkerchiefs. One sprayed black paint on the CCTV camera outside the kiosk, while the other sprayed the one inside. Their modus operandi were similar to that of the thieves who robbed an ATM in Taloja last year. They used gas cutters to open the machine’s cash panel as well”.



Two Burglaries in 24 Hours



New Delhi: Two major burglaries took place in Delhi within 24 hours. In the first incident, burglars broke into the house of a businessman in Ashok Vihar on Wednesday evening and looted jewellery worth lakhs. The other incident was reported from Punjabi Bagh where burglars fled with jewellery and cash worth Rs 35 lakh. The first incident was reported around 4pm when the businessman, Ashu Gupta, returned home from work and found the locks to the front door broken. The rooms were ransacked and the burglars had also broken the almirahs and fled with cash and jewellery. Gupta told the cops that all the family members were out for work when the burglary took place. Police suspect the role of someone who was aware of the whereabouts of the family. The second incident was reported on Tuesday night. Burglars broke into the house of a businessman when he was out for work and fled with jewellery worth Rs 35 lakh kept in an almirah. Police are probing whether the two incidents are linked.

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