Goons break into bank, fail to open locker in Kolkata | Kolkata News


Cops outside the bank in New Market

KOLKATA: A major break-in took place at a public sector bank’s New Market branch. However, the criminals could not steal any money as their multiple attempts to break through one of the bank’s lockers failed. The incident came to light only on Monday morning when the branch was opened.
According to New Market police sources, the desperate criminals made an attempt to make off with a bagful of coins. “But in the end, they abandoned their mission and fled from the spot,” said an investigating officer.
Given that the bank is located in the heart of the business hub, Kolkata Police is taking the case seriously. “During the initial probe, we have found certain loopholes in the functioning of the branch. We will be taking up the matter with the management soon,” said a senior IPS officer at Lalbazar. The detective department is helping in the probe.
According to police and bank sources, there might have been more than one burglar. “A rear shutter gate was partially damaged during Amphan with water from a pipe gushing in and damaging its edges. It seems that the accused had entered through this place and then used a marble cutter to break the locks and the collapsible gate,” said a police officer.
The police claimed that there was no CCTV footage as the cameras had been switched off over the weekend. But the bank officials denied the claim, saying the CCTV connections had been snipped by the accused.



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