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Two men, ex-employees of security firm, arrested for ATM theft

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Police have arrested two former employees of a security agency for stealing money from an ATM in suburban Goregaon.

Rs 28 lakh were stolen from an ATM of of at Vanrai in Goregaon (East) on March 10.

"During the probe we found that the ATM had not been damaged in any way," said Deputy Commissioner of Police Kiran Chavan at a press conference today.

This led the police to suspect that it was an insider job.

The investigators zeroed in on Ritesh Barge (32) and Jagdish Patel (35), who had worked with a security agency which did the job of refilling in the ATM.

Patel was taken in custody from his house in suburban Oshiwara and arrested following the interrogation. Subsequently, Barge was arrested from Vengurla in the Sindhudurg district yesterday.

The duo allegedly told the police that Patel, after he and Barge were fired from the job two months ago, hadn't returned the key to ATM box. Using the key, Barge and Patel stole the money on March 10.

Police have recovered Rs 21 lakh from them. Further probe is on.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 19:28 IST