An unidentified miscreant made an abortive attempt to steal cash from an offsite Automated Teller Machine(ATM) of a private bank in the Pooja Nagar area of the Mira Road. This happened at the wee hours of Friday. Police officials said the remote surveillance camera facility available at the ATM alerted the bank officials at Goregaon. They immediately tipped off the Naya Nagar Police. The police personnel reached the spot within a few minutes and apprehend the miscreant.
The police said the e-surveillance facility of the ATM — located on the ground floor of a residential society of Pooja Nagar, near Ganga Complex — was remotely being monitored 24×7. According to police officials, like the other ATMs, this private bank ATM too did not have any security guard or a burglar alarm system as it has a remote surveillance camera.
“The incident took place at around 2 am. The miscreant entered the ATM kiosk. The man was armed with an iron road. Apparently, he tried to break open the ATM,” said Kailash Barve, Senior Police Inspector, Naya Nagar Police Station.
However, as soon as the alert night surveillance person on duty found the suspicious activity, the authorities in Mumbai received an alert. They called up the control room, which in turn immediately asked the local police to reach the spot.
“The police team reached the spot within a few minutes. The miscreant, however, tried to flee the spot after seeing the police approaching him. However, police nabbed him immediately,” added Barve.
Meanwhile, based on the complaint filed by an official from the private firm, a case under sections 380 and 511 of the IPC has been registered in this context at the Naya Nagar police station. Further investigations were underway.