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Cops detain four men after theft of Rs 26 lakh from cash van

Cops detain four men after theft of Rs 26 lakh from cash van
The Delhi Police have detained four men – including two custodians, one security guard and the driver of a cash van – after the men reported a theft of cash worth Rs 26 lakh from the van in Rajendra Nagar area of Central Delhi.

Police have registered a case in the matter and are searching for the missing cash box.

"We got the information about the theft around 5.30 on the evening on Saturday. We are analysing the statements of the custodians and the security guard to get some clue how the theft happened," said a senior police officer privy to the investigation.

The four men told police personnel that a cash box had gone missing after they had come to refill an Axis Bank ATM in Rajendra Nagar.

The total amount in the box is estimated at around Rs 26 lakh.

The police are suspicious as to how someone could take the heavy cash box from inside the van and get away with it, without being noticed by the four men inside the van.

"They told us that the theft allegedly happened when they were standing at some distance from the vehicle, a theory unlikely to be believed.

No one has got a clean chit right now," said a senior police officer.

Delhi Police are questioning the four men based on their suspicious claim and are matching their statements to confirm their alibi. Investigators are also checking their phone records.

"A case has been registered and we are also looking for the CCTV footage along the route of the vehicle to get a clue whether the cash van was trailed," said a police officer.

Several teams have been formed and are working on various inputs to crack the case.
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