Rs 4 Crore Robbed From Bank In Kerala: Rs 3 crore cash and Rs 1 crore worth of Gold had been robbed from a bank in Kerala by robbers.
A bank robbery has taken place in which the robbers after stealing 3 crores cash and gold worth of 1 crore from a branch of Vijaya Bank at Cheruvathoor of Kasargode district of Kerala.
The incident occurred days after a cooperative bank at Kudlu in Kasargode district was robbed and in which 21 kg of gold and cash of Rs 13 lakh had been stole by the robbers. But the police have arrested the kingpin of the gang behind the robbery and recovered the gold.
According to the sources the robbers, entered into the bank by digging a tunnel from a shop which was on the ground floor and after entering the bank they broke open the two lockers out of three and looted them.
The bank staff who opened the branch office today morning after two consecutive holidays came to know the incident and reported to police.
The officials reached the spot along with the clues team to discover any clues from the spot. The officials said the amount of actual loss can only be estimated after the preliminary investigation.
The theft is suspected to have taken place on Sunday and the theft was noticed when employees examined the store room after opening the bank.
A bank branch was looted in the similar way in 2007 in Malappuram district after digging a hole from the ceiling of the ground floor to the bank’s office which was operating on the first floor. In this incident the ground floor has been taken on rent by the robbers with a planning of robbery who drilled the ceiling during the night.