Youth hides in bank at closing time, steals, arrested next day

Balaghat (MP): A 17-year-old youth was arrested this morning when he set afire CCTV cameras and other equipment inside a bank after stealing two new notes of Rs 500 in Waraseoni area near here, police said.

“He went to the branch of Punjab National Bank (PNB) last evening and hid inside. After the bank closed, all night he tried to steal cash but managed to get just two currency notes of Rs 500,” Superintendent of Police Amit Sanghi said.

At dawn, he set the CCTV cameras and other equipment on fire to destroy the evidence against him.

After smoke started billowing, people informed the fire brigade and police, leading to the youth’s arrest.