In a heinous act, a group of robbers dug a 50-feet tunnel to break the wall of the Bank of Baroda’s branch in Juninagar area of Navi Mumbai.
The incident was reported when the bank was reopened on Monday where its staff found several lockers in the treasury room was damaged.
It was reported that the robbers allegedly robbed valuables worth over Rs 40 lakh.
The value of the jewelry was yet to be disclosed.
Hemant Nagrale, Navi Mumbai commissioner of police said in a statement, “There is a case of house-breaking theft in Bank of Baroda, Juinagar branch. The thieves rented out the adjoining shop since May 2017”.
It was learned that the accused has rented a grocery shop adjacent to the bank. They dug an underground tunnel from the shop.
Officials said that about 237 lockers, 30 lockers were found open.
Adding further to this he said, “The culprits dug an underground tunnel of 25 feet to the locker room of Bank of Baroda and broke open 30 lockers out of 225 lockers and escaped with the loot. The valuation of the looted property is yet to be ascertained”.
However, a complaint was registered with Sanpada police station in Navi Mumbai.