SHIMOGA: A bunch of boys planned to rob an ATM, but were stopped by two brave youths who helped the cops to arrest them.
Interestingly, when the robbers who had been planning the robbery for many days switched off the street lamps near the ATM and turned off the CCTV camera.
The incident took place at Shimoga Taluk 's Santekaduru where the miscreants planned to rob a Canara Bank ATM , located at Santekaduru bus station.
Six of them came in a car to the ATM on Tuesday morning. While three of them used hack and shovels to break into the ATM door and take out the cash, the rest of them waited in the car parked 50 meters away from it.
However, as the gang was dismantling the ATM machine, the owner of the building, Murugesh , who heard the noise, woke up and called his brother Venkatesh and told him about the suspicious men.
Both the brothers then came down and immediately pulled down the shutter of the ATM and locked the robbers inside. They then shouted for help after which villagers gathered around the spot even as the three men waiting in the car managed to escape.
While closing the shutter, one of the robbers attacked both Murugesh and Venkatesh with a sharp weapon from inside the ATM. Later, the burglars surrendered before the police.
According to officials, nearly Rs 10 lakh cash was inside the ATM machine.
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