Alarm thwarts ATM heist

Koraput : An alarm at an ATM counter in a village in Odisha’s Koraput district thwarted attempts by miscreants to loot it here on Monday.

The miscreants broke the shutters of the ATM counter at Jeypore in the early hours but failed to loot the cash as the alarm went off, IIC Jeypore sadar police station N K Mohapatra said.

Though the miscreants have damaged the ATM counter and have disconnected the wires of the CCTV camera, they failed in looting cash from the machine as the alarm of the ATM went off,” he said adding they fled the spot apparently out of fear.

The miscreants had come in a vehicle resembling an ambulance and police have seized it. Two persons have been detained for interrogation in connection with the incident and investigation is on, he added.