Thieves take ATM away, decamp with Rs 7.6 lakh

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(EDS: RPT after adding words in para-I) Hyderabad, Feb 5 (PTI): Thieves decamped with an ATM in Adilabad district of Telangana, over 300 km from here, and got away with Rs 7.6 lakh in cash, police said on Friday.

The robbers struck at the kiosk of the ATM of a PSU bank early today and took the machine out by pulling it with a chain, the police said.

The ATM was easily removed as it was loosely fixed and taken away in a vehicle, they said.

The thieves stole the cash chest and dumped the rest of the machine on the outskirts of the town, they said.

A case was registered following a complaint from the officials of the bank, they added. PTI SJR NVG NVG