Theft foiled at bank, two caught on spot

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, January 11

A theft was foiled by the police after the security alarm went off when the accused were trying to break open the safe (cash vault) inside the Cooperative Bank branch at Ghudda village in the wee hours on Friday. The police reached the spot and caught the two accused.

According to the police, the incident took place around 3 am when the accused entered the bank building and tried to steal money.

The accused were trying to break the safe open but as the alarm went off, thieves were overpowered by the police.

Surinder Kumar, manager of Central Cooperative Bank, said, “Around 3 am I received an alert on my mobile phone from the emergency alarm installed at the bank. I immediately informed the Nandgarh police regarding it. The security guard also informed me regarding the suspicious activity inside the bank.”

Later, police personnel, in the presence of bank staff, entered the bank and nabbed the accused red-handed.

Jaswinder Singh, SHO, Nandgarh police station, said, “The accused had entered the bank after breaking open the grills of a window. They also cut the wires of CCTV cameras inside the bank. We have arrested the accused who are originally natives of Bihar. The accused have been identified as Prem Kumar and Vikas Kumar.”

The police have recovered a cutter, screwdriver and an iron rod that was used to break the safe.

On the complaint of the bank manager, the police have registered a case against the accused and started investigation in the matter.