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The machine and the ATM room were blown up after the blast.
A very surprising case has come to light from Pune, Maharashtra. Before robbing an ATM of a bank here, thieves blew it up with explosives and then after it exploded, they blew up the money box kept in it. The incident happened late at night, so no one was injured in the blast. At present, the police is investigating the matter with the help of the CCTV camera installed in the ATM.
According to the information, this incident happened around 2 pm in the ATM of Hitachi company located on the side of the main road in Bhamboli of Mahalunge, Chakan. This place is located about 20 kms away from the main city. 28 lakhs stolen from ATM When local people reached the spot shortly after the blast, the accused had fled from the spot. Police believe that more than two people were involved in the incident. After getting the information, the team of local police and dog squad reached the spot and investigation started.
The ATM has been badly damaged in this blast.
State’s first case of blowing money by blasting ATM
This is probably the first case in Maharashtra when an ATM has been blown up to launder money. A similar incident took place in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur in January. According to the police, gelatin sticks have been used to blow up the ATM. Earlier, there were several incidents of ATM robbing in Pune, but in them either the machine was tied to the car or pulled or it was cut with a gas cutter. The Pune Police is now also probing how the gelatin sticks reached the accused.
40 lakh rupees were in the ATM
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manchak Ippar said, “The CCTV cameras have revealed that two people entered the ATM for the last time and the blast took place shortly after they left. Due to the blast, a lot of cash has also been burnt. They fled after filling the cash-spattered kiss in the bag.
The DCP said, “According to bank officials, there was cash worth around Rs 40 lakh in the dispenser and based on what is left, it seems that the thieves managed to escape with Rs 28 to 30 lakh. Four teams are probing the matter and working on various leads.”