After a number of unknown individuals looted two ATMs of a nationalised financial institution in Kalyan on Sunday, stealing money price 27.68 lakh, the Kolsewadi police in Kalyan suspected that the identical gang of three to 4 robbers have been operational throughout the State.
The police investigation revealed that the gang have began the spat of robberies six months in the past from south of Maharashtra – Sangli, Solapur, Osmanabad – and later moved in direction of Raigad, Satara, Pune and Thane districts. In the event that they adopted the identical sample, their subsequent goal could possibly be Mumbai or Palghar. Whereas Kalyan police themselves have fashioned six groups, the police from the opposite six districts are additionally looking out for this gang.
As per the police, within the Kalyan theft that occurred at 2.49 am on Sunday, the gang entered two ATM kiosks of Financial institution of India, sprayed the CCTV digicam with white paint and used fuel cutters to take the whole money field with them. The police realized the identical modus operandi was used within the different robberies throughout the State after a particular time hole.
The accused are from Haryana, suspected the police of their preliminary investigation.
A store proprietor close to the ATM bought a name relating to Sunday’s theft after which she knowledgeable the financial institution and the police.
Baseer Shaikh, senior police inspector of Kolsewadi police station, mentioned, “Our six groups analyzed the theft patterns. The patterns of spraying CCTV cameras, variety of individuals, use of fuel cutters, breaking patterns of money field and fleeing with the money containers have been much like the thefts in six different districts within the final six months. Nevertheless, all of the thefts are underneath investigation. There isn’t a breakthrough but.”
The Kalyan police, nevertheless, discovered CCTV footage of one of many accused who went contained in the ATM however didn’t use his card, simply did a recce of the ATM and went again. The Kalyan workforce is utilizing this footage to hint the accused and foil their subsequent theft plans.
An officer mentioned, “We studied comparable robberies and located that the identical modus operandi is used for the final six months in Maharashtra. It first began with Sangli, then moved to Solapur, Osmanabad, Satara, Pune, Pen, Panvel and Kharghar in Raigad district. They’ve reached Thane and may proceed to Mumbai or Palghar.”
The theft hole between every is a number of weeks which can be totally different in every space. Umesh Mane Patil, assistant police commissioner, mentioned, “We’re suspecting that this is similar workforce. The Solapur theft occurred simply one-and-a-half months in the past, and the Solapur police workforce is already monitoring this group. We can’t reveal additional particulars as our investigation remains to be happening.”
The Kolsewadi police have registered a case of theft underneath Sections 380, 427 and 34 towards unidentified individuals.