Jajpur: Unidentified miscreants looted cash of over Rs 25 lakh from an unguarded ATM of State Bank of India (SBI) near Trimurti Cinema Hall in Jajpur Town late last night.
The matter came to light today after locals found the ATM machine cut open. Senior police officials including SP Charan Singh Meena visited the spot.
Police said that preliminary investigation revealed that cash worth Rs 28 lakh was deposited in the ATM on Monday afternoon. “We suspect that the miscreants took the help of a gas cutter to cut open the machine. Though the ATM kiosk is located in the market area, locals did not get any clue about the crime,” said a police official.
Police said that they will soon convene a meeting with the officials of banks to deploy security guards at the ATM kiosks.