Police recovers stolen iron chest of ATM

Berhampur: In a major break through, the police on Sunday recovered the iron chest of the ATM, which was stolen by uprooting it by miscreants at Ankuli area here three days ago, police said.

The currency chest was containing cash of about Rs 15 lakh when the miscreants uprooted it. The miscreants might have dumped it on the roadside without being able to break it, police said.

Police however could not nab any one in this sensational incident. "We suspected a big gang behind the incident. At least seven persons would have been part of the gang," police said adding that two or three persons could not lift the loaded ATM machine.Investigation is on and we hope the persons involved in the incident will be booked very soon, police added.

The miscreants had uprooted the ATM machine of the State Bank of India at Ankuli chowk and decamped its iron box, where the currencies were kept on Thursday night. During their operation, the miscreants covered the CCVT camera with a piece of cloth in order to hide their identity. No security guard was deployed in the ATM counter by the bank.