Rs 10 lakh stolen from bank during farewell for staff

By PTI Published on May 02, 2018 10:44 AM IST

Madurai: Cash totalling Rs 10 lakh was allegedly stolen from the cabin of the cashier of a bank here while a farewell party was on in another portion of the building housing the bank, police said yesterday.

Police said CCTV footage showed the robber entering the cabin on the first floor through a gap provided for ventilation and stealing the amount yesterday.

The robbery at the Indian Bank came to light when the cashier tallied the account after working hours late last evening, police said.

The party for an employee was held on the fourth floor of the building. On a complaint from the branch manager of the bank, police registered a case.

Police said investigations were on to ascertain how exactly the robber gained entry to the bank and suspect that an insider might have helped him, as he knew about the vent in the cashier's cabin.