NAGPUR: A popular video-sharing website was the source for learning the skill of breaking into to steal cash stashed into it by an alleged thief, now nabbed by Lakadganj police station. It has left the cops intrigued.

Laxman Jaisinghpure, 24, had made three failed attempts to break into ATMs at Wardhaman Nagar, Lakadganj and Vaishali Nagar before being nabbed by Lakadganj police’s team of PI Santosh Khandekar and PSI PG Gadekar. Having left a course of welding from without completing it, Jaisinghpure is learnt to have decided to break ATMs for fast cash. He went online to learn how to cut ATMs but his self-education seemed to have remained incomplete as he could not gather skills about how to access currency after cutting open the machines.

PI Khandekar said Jaisinghpure was nabbed with the help of footage in which the image of his bike had been captured. “We seized cutters and gas cylinders from the accused and also a spray paint that he would use to cover CCTV cameras inside ATM outlets,” said Khandekar.

Meanwhile, Local Crime branch (LCB) team of PI Sanjay Purandhare under SP Rakesh Ola have busted an interstate gang of ATM breakers arresting five persons. The gang is learnt to have admitted to breaking into four ATMs in towns like Beltur, Kuhi and two other places in Nagpur district and another one in Madhya Pradesh. The gang, whose two more members including the mastermind are yet to be nabbed, has confessed to having broken into ATM in Chhattisgarh too.

PI Purandhare and his team has recovered three cars used for the visiting different places to find out ATMs at desolate places and also cash Rs 4.56 lakh stolen from ATMs. In this case too, LCB managed to detect the case with the help of CCTV footage that had captured the car of one of the accused in the case. Police have also seized gas cylinders and cutters from them.

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