Sonepur: In an audacious robbery attempt, a group of miscreants vandalised and allegedly looted cash from an SBI ATM, located just a few metres from the District Collectorate here, late Monday night.
Though the incident occurred late last night, the matter came to light this morning after a few locals passing by the ATM spotted the broken kiosk and the damaged machine.
On being informed, town police reached the spot and sealed the ATM booth. Sources said the miscreants have vandalised the machine and partially broken the cash drawer but there is no confirmation yet on whether cash has been looted from the machine.
“A scientific team has reached the spot to examine the CCTV cameras installed in and outside the ATM. Based on the reports, we will try to trace the miscreants,” said Sonepur SDPO (Sub-Divisional Police Officer) Mihir Panda.
“The exact cash amount looted can be ascertained only after the investigation” he added.