WB youth lands in Odisha jail after failed ATM loot bid

Balasore: A youth from West Bengal is now behind bars for allegedly trying to steal cash by breaking the SBI’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM) on Jaleswar railway station premises.

According to reports, the accused identified as Subodh Ray of Kumursal village in the neighbouring State entered the ATM kiosks Saturday night.

Sources said Ray had already damaged the CCTV camera and was trying to break open the ATM with an intention to rob cash.

Later he was caught by RPF personnel while doing rounds at the station, sources said.

Earlier on June 13, a loot bid at the State Bank of India ATM near Ranipatna Chhak in Balasore town was foiled after a patrolling team of police reached the spot just in time.

It is pertinent to mention here that there has been a rise in the incidents of loot of cash from ATMs at different parts of the State.

Though the involvement of an inter-state gang is suspected behind series of ATM loot incidents, police are yet to nab the miscreants involved.

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