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Bengaluru ATM cash van heist: Even thief didn’t want Rs 2,000 notes

The van driver, suspected of speeding away in a cash-laden ATM van in Bengaluru on Wednesday afternoon, left behind Rs 45 lakh, all in Rs 2,000 denomination, in the vehicle before abandoning it

While the common man is struggling to exchange the new Rs 2,000 note for his day-to-day transactions, it seems even thieves are not keen on taking the pink note.

The van driver suspected of speeding away in a cash-laden ATM van in Bengaluru on Wednesday afternoon left behind Rs 45 lakh, all in Rs 2,000 denomination, in the vehicle before abandoning it at Vasanth Nagar in the city, Bangalore Mirror has reported.

He also left behind a rifle that was issued to the security guard escorting the cash consignment from various banks.

The vehicle was found abandoned near Mount Carmel College on Wednesday and some local residents informed the police.

Four special teams have been formed to trace and arrest the driver at the earliest.

According to the police, there were numerous security lapses on part of the agency entrusted with cash transport as none of the cash chests had digital locks and there was also no GPS tracking support system installed in the vehicle to track its route.

Police said that the driver named Dominique Roy was associated with Secure Transit services, an agency supplying manpower and vehicles to cash management agencies that tie up with banks in the city.

Police are now questioning employees of Secure Transit services, Logicash Solutions Private Limited for further leads to nab Dominic and also to ascertain whether he had any accomplices among them to pull off the daring crime.

“We are questioning few suspects, but have not arrested anyone so far,” the police said.

The police on Wednesday conducted a raid on Dominique’s house and found his wife and 12-year-old son missing.

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