Near Delhi, Gang Bored Into Concrete Wall To Raid Bank Lockers

The Ghaziabad branch of Punjab National Bank confronts crores of losses after 26 lockers were raided; most of them were left empty.

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Near Delhi, Gang Bored Into Concrete Wall To Raid Bank Lockers

CCTV cameras were not working, and there was no guard at the bank, officials said.

Ghaziabad: 

Highlights

  1. 26 lockers at a bank in Ghaziabad near Delhi emptied out
  2. CCTVs not working, no guard at bank, says police
  3. Robbery on weekend after gang drilled hole into bank wall
On the outskirts of Delhi, a group of thieves demolished a large part of a bank and entered it to help themselves to crores worth of valuables saved in about 30 lockers. CCTV cameras were not working, and there was no guard at the bank, said investigators probing the Ghaziabad bank robbery.

The police found that the gang entered the bank by boring through a concrete wall. A dense cover of bushes concealed them as they demolished the wall.

The Punjab National Bank (PNB) has told the police that its branch in Ghaziabad, just across the border in Uttar Pradesh, confronts crores of losses after 26 lockers were raided; most of them were left empty.

The burglary was discovered yesterday. It took place place either on Saturday or Sunday when the bank was shut, said Senior Superintendent of Police HN Singh.

"I visited the crime spot and found that the bank lacks security measures. If any attempt was made to intrude into the bank, a siren should have gone off. But the siren did not work," said the police officer.
 

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