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Three members of gang held for ATM theft bid

Press Trust of India  |  Beed 

Three members of a gang were arrested from two places in the district after they tried to flee with an automated machine (ATM) which contained Rs 7 lakh cash, police said today.

The accused were nabbed yesterday, police said adding that they had pulled out the by using a

"Five men had stormed into an of State Bank of India (SBI) located at Navgan Rajuri village in tehsil around 2 am on Thursday. They used a to pull out the and tried to flee in a four-wheeler," an of rural police station said.

"A police van followed their vehicle. But the accused managed to escape taking advantage of the darkness. While two of them were arrested from Hivarsinga village in Patoda tehsil four hours later, another one was nabbed from tehsil in the afternoon," he said.

The arrested accused have been identified as Vishal Parikhrao Rakh, and all are from Beed district.

Two others are yet to be arrested, police said.

"Police have seized their four-wheeler, a hammer, a gas cylinder, a gas cutter, a torch and other equipment from the vehicle. Cash of Rs 7 lakh loaded in the ATM has also been seized," the said.

According to police, prior to that incident, these gang members had made an unsuccessful attempt to loot an SBI ATM located opposite in Beed city.

"The accused sprayed black colour on the CCTV camera installed inside the ATM. A police patrol vehicle was nearby. The police team found their vehicle parked outside the ATM. When the policemen checked the ATM, they found the CCTV camera has been sprayed with black colour," police said.

When they approached the vehicle parked outside, the suspected thieves fled from the scene, following which an alert was issued across all police stations in the district, police said.

Further investigation is on.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 12:15 IST