In a bizarre attempt of stealing cash from an ATM, unidentified thieves severely damaged the machine installed in Samvet Sikhar complex of Moudhapara.
The attempt came to light on Sunday morning when the watchman arrived at the spot and found the machine in a severely damaged condition. The incident was soon complained to Moudhapara police station which is now investigating the matter further. According to police, the attempt to steal cash from the ATM was committed soon after midnight on the intervening night of Saturday- Sunday.
The thieves had succeeded in breaking the card reader, cash wall and the locker lever of the ATM but could not break open the locker despite damaging it seriously. Police, meanwhile, have registered an offence under Section 457, 380, 511, 427 IPC and Section 3 of Public Property Defacement Act against unidentified thieves and now further investigation is underway.