Hyderabad: Unidentified suspects broke open an SBI ATM in Chandanagar and decamped with Rs28,000 cash. The ATM is located on the main road and less than 100 metres away from the local police station.
The ATM, which was not in use for more than a month, is not guarded and the CCTVs were not working, said the police.
On Monday evening, Mr Gandhi Raki, ATM maintenance officer, visited the booth and found the shutter closed. He opened the shutter and found the ATM machine cut open with a gas cutter and the money missing.
“The suspects used a gas cutter to break open the machine and took away Rs28,000. It is suspected that a professional gang is involved in it,” said Mr N.Tirupati Rao, Chandanagar inspector. He said that special teams have been deputed to crack the case.
The ATM was unguarded and the CCTVs were not functioning, the inspector said. “We have served notices to the bank for not deploying a guard,” he said. Despite repeated bank and ATM robberies, banks are not keen on deploying armed guards.