Navi Mumbai : Like a film style robbery, thieves dig 25 feet tunnel to reach the locker room of Bank Of Baroda Juinagar Branch in Navi Mumbai, and decamped with valuables worth more than 40 lakh.
As per investigations done by the Mumbai Police the tunnel was dug from an adjacent shop, bought by the accused since May, outside the bank’s storeroom, which houses private lockers rented out to people for safekeeping of valuables and documents.
According to Police the accused dig the tunnel to reach the bank and walked away with valuables stored in 30 of 225 lockers, worth 40 lakh.
They also tried breaking the main safe housing the bank’s cash reserves.
According to Police Commissioner “We are examining the CCTV footages. Even though the exact valuation of the looted items is yet to be ascertained, it appears that valuables worth Rs 40 lakh have been stolen,”
“A case under relevant sections of the IPC has been registered at the Sanpada police station,” Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said, adding a probe is on.
The bank came to know about the robbery around 11 am, when one of the customer came to his locker assisted by a staffer.
According to Police the robbers had complete information about the area and also were familiar with the construction and architecture of the bank even the lockers.
Police suspect that this could be the work of expert criminals and and a new form of theft in the recent times.
The robbery, reminiscent of the British-Hollywood flick “The Bank Job” – created a sensation and hundreds of locals gathered there to see the unfolding drama.