To repay loans, a waiter steals an ATM, arrested | Nagpur News

Nagpur: Sitabuldi Police hacked the theft of Rs 5.82 lakh from the State Bank Of India Automated Teller Machine (ATM) at Firdos Chamber, Ramdaspeth on Thursday, arresting a hotel waiter in connection with the crime. The thief was identified as Pawan Budhgaon Darwai (22), a resident of Snehnagar, Koradi Grant.
During the police investigation, it was revealed that Darwai stole the cash from the ATM to free his mortgaged motorbike and cellphone.
On July 30, a masked miscreant robbed Rs 5.82 lakh while opening the ATM and scampered off with 1,165 banknotes worth Rs 500 in the trays of the cash machine. The theft was discovered when a sweeper informed SBI officials and security agency executives that the ATM’s cover was open.
Senior PI Atul Sabnis told TOI that his team of cops Praful Mankar and Pritam Yadav screened at least 80 images from CCTV cameras. This helped the police identify Darwai. During questioning, Darwai confessed to committing the theft to repay loans. With no criminal history, police have yet to find out how he accessed the money kept inside the ATM without breaking it. Sources suspect that some bank employees or men from the security agency may have helped him carry out the theft.
Police will take him to court on Friday and request his custody for further investigation.


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