Police launch probe after thieves steal £100,000 by digging a tunnel into bank vault

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Police have launched a probe after thieves stole gold worth over £100,000 by digging a tunnel into a bank vault.

The robbery took place at the State Bank of India's Bhauti branch in Uttar Pradesh on December 23.

Thieves dug a 10-feet long tunnel into the secure vault and took gold worth ten million Indian rupees.

SWFSbank/ Daniel Jae Webb

Footage from the scene showed police officials investigating the area adjacent to the bank from where the four-foot-wide tunnel was made.

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Upon entering the bank, the thieves reportedly disabled the alarm system, turned the only CCTV camera in another direction and opened the locker with the help of a gas cutter.

Initial investigations suggest that one suspect involved was aware of the bank's construction and architecture.

SWFSbank/ Daniel Jae Webb

According to the bank manager, a total of 29 people had taken loans against the gold that was stolen by these thieves.

Credit: Daniel Jae Webb, SWNS

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