Six miscreants were detained in connection with a failed robbery attempt at the Meghalaya Rural Bank (MRB) Rambrai Branch in West Khasi Hills early this morning.
Plam Syiem (41) of Umroi Umden village, Loren Dkhar (30) of Miangshang, Lorensius Kharbani (31) of Mawdumdum village, Rambrai, Ores Lyngkhoi (48) of Pyndengrei, and Tiful Phyllut (35) of Umsaw Nongru village have been arrested.
H.G. Lyngdoh, Superintendent of Police, West Khasi Hills, told the reporters today that police received a tip-off regarding some unknown miscreants breaking into the Bank branch for committing burglary early this morning at 3:29 a.m.
The OC Nongstoin PS was directed to rush to the area and alert the Sordar of Rambrai village as the information was received. As a result, Rambrai’s Sordar was summoned by OC Nongstoin PS, who arrived at the site with additional armed police personnel.
The criminals destroyed the CCTV camera and computer but were unable to collect any money since they were unable to break open the bank locker where the money was held.
Another miscreant, Tara Singh Nongbri (28), of Nongbah Rambrai, was identified from CCTV camera footage during the investigation and later caught in Rambrai village.
Shemphang Khonglam, branch manager of Meghalaya Rural Bank, Rambrai Branch, West Khasi Hills District, filed an FIR, and a case was registered under Nongstoin with all six accused persons formally arrested in connection with the case.