mumbai:An unidentified thief on Saturday early hours, climbed the locked iron grill of the Bhayander railway booking cum reservation centre and through a 6" small gap entered the centre and after breaking the glass pane entered into the booking hall on Saturdaydawn. Finding no cash in the three drawers, the thief in a fit of rage, smashed the three computers, printers and even broke the CCTV cameras! He exited from the same small gap! However, a CCTV image have captured the man entering into the centre and the Bhayander police have registered a case. The thief must have attempted when there is no local train after 0200 hours to Mumbai and Virar.
The WR has a ticket cum reservation counter in Balaji Nagar, Bhayander (W). From 2300 hours till 0600 hours, the centre is closed, while the Bhayander (E) counter is working full day. An iron grill (pictured) is put up near the centre, which is locked by the WR each day after working hours.
The thief first climbed the iron grill and through a small 6" gap just above the frame of the grill, he entered the booking centre and after smashing a thick glass pane of a ticket counter, he entered into the booking area and started to look for cash. After finding no cash in the drawers, in a fit of rage, the thief broke the three computers, printers, CCTV cameras, and also snipped out the server and computer cables,said PI Rajendra Kamble of Bhayander police station. He also scattered WR related papers lying in the centre, and then through the same small 6" gap in the iron grill, he exited,said police.It seems he may have used some heavy object to break the thick glass pane and in the process he also got hurt, as we spotted blood stains near the area,said police. The WR at the end of the working day deposit the earnings in the WR Treasury, which the thief may not have known and thus made a valiant effort,said the official. Thus, no locks were broken and the thief entered the area through the small gap in the iron grill,he said, while the rear side of the booking office is also locked. It is clear that the thief must be of lean frame so as to make an entry through the small 6" gap, said police.
When WR employees reported to work on Saturday morning, they found the centre in a mess and informed us,and we have registered case under Section 461 (dishonestly breaking open receptacle containing property,commit mischief) of the IPC against unknown person and we have found a CCTV image of the man entering the centre and that is a vital clue, he said. The said booking centre is as of now closed for the public for investigation purpose to find finger prints and other clues,said police.