Thieves tie ATM machine using ropes, drag it by car in western India

Thieves tie ATM machine using ropes, drag it by car in western India

In a daring heist attempt, four robbers tried to steal an ATM machine by tying it with ropes and dragging it with their car in western India’s Maharashtra. The incident, captured on CCTV, led to a high-speed police chase and the recovery of over ₹21 lakh (25,136.08 USD).

The incident took place at a State Bank of India (SBI) ATM in Dharur in the Bheed district on June 22.

Visuals showed  the robbers, clad in raincoats, entering the ATM vestibule with ropes in hand. They quickly tied the ropes around the ATM machine and attempted to drag it away using their car.

According to reports a group of robbers attempted to steal a State Bank of India (SBI) ATM in Dharur. The incident, which unfolded in the early hours, was captured on CCTV cameras installed at the ATM site.

Despite the inclement weather, the audacious plan was foiled when bank staff discovered the theft attempt and immediately alerted local authorities.

Responding swiftly, the Dharur police initiated a high-speed chase, which spanned 61 kilometers and lasted for four hours. The pursuit ended with the recovery of the ATM machine and the cash inside, amounting to over ₹21 lakh (25,136.08 USD). However, the suspects managed to escape the scene.

Dharur Police have confirmed that four individuals were involved in the botched robbery and are confident that the culprits will soon be apprehended. Authorities have appealed to the public for any information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.

“Anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of the suspects is urged to come forward and assist in the investigation,” stated a police spokesperson.

The police continue to investigate the incident, aiming to bring the perpetrators to justice and prevent such bold criminal attempts in the future.

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