Cheruvathoor bank heist similar to Chelembra model


The bank robbery at the Kasargod Vijaya bank that happened on Monday is similar to the one which took place five years back at Chelembra in Malapuram, which is considered to be one of the sensational bank robberies in crime history.

Cheruvathoor: The bank robbery at the Kasargod Vijaya bank that happened on Monday is similar to the one which took place five years back at Chelembra in Malapuram, which is considered to be one of the sensational bank robberies in crime history.

Crores of valuables were looted without creating any kind of suspicion among the bank staff, nearby shop owners, workers or the local people.

In Chelembra, a group of thieves had robbed the South Malabar Gramin Bank by drilling a hole on the floor of the bank and got away with 80 kg gold and cash. Thieves had rented the building under the pretext of starting a hotel on the lower floor. They had opened the slab, gained entry into the store room and decamped with the valuables. It was a pre-planned robbery which took months of planning.

The Vijaya Bank in Cheruvathoor is functioning in a building owned by V Appu Nair. The thieves had posed as workers to start a new business, rented the lower portion of the building, drilled through the bank’s floor to break into the strongroom and decamped with the loot.

The thieves were on building work last week and used fake ID to convince the owner. They had undertaken the heist on Saturday as the bank remained closed for two days due to holidays. All preparations were well planned before they looted the bank during day time itself.

The thieves had entered the lower floor at about 10 am and made good their exit at about 11.17 am. None from the locality had any suspicion or doubt. The CCTV camera at the nearby Farmers Co-operatibe Bank had recorded the timing and the movement of the thieves. Police officials are examining the CCTV visuals for any clues.

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