Bid to loot bank foiled in Sambalpur as alarm goes off

Sambalpur: An attempt by a group of miscreants to loot the State Bank of India (SBI) bank at Jamankirain Sambalpur was foiled on Saturday night. As per reports, the miscreants entered the bank premises by breaking open the windows but they had to abort their plans after security alarm of the bank went off.

The criminals reportedly have stolen the hard disk of the CCTV cameras while police have initiated a probe into the incident.

In another incident, unidentified miscreants made an abortive bid to loot cash from an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) of State Bank of India (SBI) near Akula village under Telkoi police limits in Keonjhar on Saturday night.

As per reports, miscreants tried to break open the iron chest of the ATM. Though the criminals had broken the monitor of the machine, they failed to break the cash drawer of ATM, sources said.

Based on the complaint lodged by the bank authorities, police have started an investigation into the incident.

Preliminary investigation revealed though cash has not been stolen but the criminals were successful in stealing two ATM batteries, informed sources.