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Unidentified persons allegedly looted Rs 23.12 lakh cash by breaking open an ATM machine at Satana town, around 70 kms from here, police said today.
Nashik rural police said the unidentified accused broke open the ATM by using the gas-cutter.
"After the cash was stolen, the staff of the company which manages the ATM, received a message that the machine was not functioning. When they visited the ATM, they found that the cash has been looted," deputy superintendent of police, Shashikant Shinde, said.
After being alerted, the police rushed to the spot and pressed into service fingerprint experts and a dog squad. Three police teams were also formed to investigate the matter, Shinde said.
According to the officer, after looting the SBI ATM, the accused allegedly also tried to loot another bank's ATM nearby, but did not succeed.
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