Thieves attempt burglary at Bank of India’s Kolabira branch

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Thieves attempt burglary at Bank of India’s Kolabira branch

Wednesday, 31 May 2023 | PNS | Jamshedpur

A daring burglary attempt at the Bank of India's Kolabira branch was made by the criminals. The incident, which unfolded in the wee hours of the day, has raised concerns about the security measures in place at the bank.

The criminals made a bid of burglary at the Bank of India’s (BoI) Kolabira branch under Seraikela thana area in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district on Tuesday.

According to information, though the burglars succeeded in barging inside the bank premises by breaking the grill, they could not reach the vault.

A police party from Seraikela police station rushed to the spot followed by a team of BoI management. After verification, the bank management declared that the cash and other valuables in the vault were intact.

The criminals had entered the bank premises on the first floor, breaking the grill. They had climbed onto the first floor by means of pipes.

Significantly, before swooping over the bank the burglars had locked the front doors of all the residential houses in the neighbourhood. As the doors were locked from the outside, the house owners had a tough time getting rid of the situation.

Sub-divisional police officer, Seraikela, Harvinder Singh confirmed that an abortive burglary attempt was committed at the BoI’s Kolabira branch on the intervening night of Tuesday.

The attempted burglary highlights the significance of the security measures implemented by financial institutions and the vital role played by law enforcement agencies in safeguarding public assets. Bank officials have expressed their gratitude for the prompt response of the local police, which prevented potential damage to the bank's property and ensured the protection of customers' assets.

The local community has expressed concern over the attempted burglary, highlighting the need for heightened security measures and increased police patrolling in the area. Residents have called for a collaborative effort between law enforcement agencies, financial institutions, and the community to address security challenges effectively and ensure the safety of public establishments.

Investigations into the failed burglary attempt are currently underway, with law enforcement officials diligently examining the crime scene and collecting evidence to identify and apprehend the perpetrators. Authorities are confident in their ability to bring the culprits to justice and are actively coordinating with neighboring districts to gather any additional information that may aid in the investigation.
 

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