Pune: In two separate incidents, two ATMs were stolen on Friday night at Yevat in Pune and Sangamner in Ahmednagar, near Shirdi. The thieves decamped with nearly Rs50 lakh in the two incidents. The number of thefts have increased and different types of incidents of stealing are coming to light. Now, thieves are eyeing unattended ATMs. In fact, on Friday night, thieves stole an ATM of State Bank of India, on Pune-Solapur highway, at Yevat. According to preliminary information based on the CCTV camera footage, Yevat police say the thieves lifted the cash-dispensing machine and fled the spot. Hearing of the incident, Yevat police who are situated close to the spot where the incident occurred, they rushed. But was astonished as an ATM was stolen from right under the police’s nose.
In the second incident, thieves stole Rs17 lakh, along with the ATM in Sangamner, at Ahmednagar. This incident occurred in the wee hours of Saturday when the thieves stole the ATM of the Maharashtra bank. Police have set out search teams to look out for the thieves. At the same time in Pan village of Vadgaon taluka, thieves tried to break into a Bank of Baroda ATM at midnight. This ATM was unattended and thieves tried to break into this ATM. Since they could not steal the machine, they tried stealing the cash, but failed, as there was a movement of locals in the neighbourhood. Sangamner police are investigating the matter. They deployed a dog squad and called a forensic team to take finger print marks and capture all evidence.