Attempt to rob Margao bank, lone burglar caught on CCTV
Story: the | goan | 13th February 2018, 01:07 Hrs
Burglars made an abortive, but daring attempt to burgle the Margao branch of the Madgaum Urban Cooperative Bank located in the heart of the commercial, just meters away from the Lohia Maidan on Sunday.
A lone masked burglar barged inside the bank in the wee hours of Sunday by cutting the rear window grill and after removing the exhaust fan. Once inside, the burglar, whose movements have been caught on the CCTV camera, tried to open each and every drawer, but in vain.
He was seen on the first floor of the building and tried to remove the floor tiles in a bid to enter the strong
room from above, but was unsuccessful.
The incident came to light on Monday morning when the bank was opened for the day. The staff found the drawers in damaged condition. Soon, realization dawned on them that most of the drawers were tampered with in a bid to open them and an attempt was made to open the strong
room from the first floor as was evident from the damaged floor tiles.
The Margao police was intimidated of the daring incident by the branch officials, after which a sniffer dog was pressed into service. A finger print expert was called in.
Following a complaint lodged by the branch manager, Sandesh Hegde Desai, the police have registered an FIR against unknown culprits for burglary.
Margao PI Kapil Nayak told The Goan that the incident occurred in space of three
hours, between 3 am to 6 am on Sunday.
He said the CCTV camera has captured a lone person moving inside the premises with his face covered with a mask. “The miscreant tried to tamper with the CCTV cameras installed inside the bank,” he said.
When questioned whether the bank had no provision of a security guard, PI Kapil replied in the negative, saying the bank had discontinued the services of the security guard since last one month.