Theft at Dena Bank: Inside job suspected
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An unidentified person stole Rs 29.22 lakh from the Dena Bank branch on Ranade Road, Dadar, on Sunday. The police said a duplicate key was used as no forced entry marks were seen on the locker. CCTV footage has shown that one person, who had covered his face, pulled off the heist.
Police said they suspected an inside job as the thief had allegedly used five duplicate keys for separate locks to gain entrance to the bank and the locker.
The theft took place at the bank branch located on the first floor of Navprabhat Society and came to light on Monday morning when employees saw that the door of the branch had been left open.
"We were informed of the incident and went to the spot. The thief had managed to gain access to the bank and also to the ground floor where the safe is located. We asked for CCTV footage and have received it," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 5) Dhananjay Kulkarni.
"Only one person is seen in the recordings but he had covered his face. The theft took place between 12 and 1 am," said Kulkarni.
The police have formed teams to probe the case but Kulkarni said there is a strong possibility that an insider may have committed the crime. "The culprit managed to open locks with keys. If he had one duplicate key, we could have said that he may have got it made. However, the fact that as many as five duplicate keys were used suggests that an insider has committed the crime," he said. The police have summoned all employees of the branch for questioning and were recording their statements, said Kulkarni.A case under IPC Sections 380 (theft) and 454 (house break-in) has been registered at the Shivaji Park police station.
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