Unidentified robbers broke into the State Bank of India (SBI) automated teller machine (ATM) located in Gopal Bari village in the Saran district of Bihar and made off with Rs 24 lakh on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.
The robbers are believed to have used a gas cutter to break into the ATM and steal the money. The incident was discovered on Saturday morning when customers and shopkeepers came to withdraw money from the ATM kiosk on the Chhapra-Satar Ghar road.
The police station is only 500 metres away from the spot, and the locals informed the bank officials after noticing a few burned notes due to the use of the gas cutter. The ATM is located at the house of Jag Lal Sharma, who arrived in Chhapra on Saturday morning from Kolkata.
The Marhowra SDPO Naresh Paswan said that the robbery took place between 12 midnight and 1 am and that the ATM kiosk is located in front of a petrol station. He added that the robbers cut the shutter of the ATM kiosk and used a gas cutter to open the cash chest of the ATM. The police are currently investigating the incident.