Itanagar: Unidentified miscreants have sneaked into the State Bank of India (SBI)’s Hayuliang branch in Arunachal Pradesh’s Anjaw district and stolen more than Rs 18 lakh, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
The break-in happened in the wee hours today with the miscreants looting over Rs 18.21 lakh, Anjaw district Superintendent of Police Rike Kamsi said.
“Out of the Rs 75 lakh stored in the cash vault, Rs 18,21,050 was stolen. The cash vault was strong so they couldn’t take the whole amount,” he informed.
Khupa Police Station OC K Techi said that the matter came to light when the bank staffers came to attend to their usual duty in the morning.
The miscreants had used a gas cutter to break open the door of the bank as well as the cash vault, he said.
He also informed that the miscreants even cut the wires of the CCTV cameras installed inside the bank. Asked whether the police got any clue on who the culprits are, the OC said nothing concrete has been found as yet in the investigation which has just started.
He, however, said that there is more than one person involved in the crime. This is for sure as a lone person will not be able to carry the gas cylinder which was used in the crime.
“It appears to be more like a gang of thieves,” he added.