A theft was attempted at the State Bank of India (SBI) branch on Kunigal Road in the city on Tuesday night.
Account holders who learnt of the theft attempt on Wednesday morning were shocked.
A rise in theft and dacoity incidents in the city is disturbing the denizens of Tumakuru.
The thieves who struck at the SBI branch on Wednesday, gained entry by cutting the window bars. They cut the power supply to the CCTV camera thereby disabling the device.
They have tried to pry open the vault with crowbars, but failed to do it. So they have escaped empty handed.
The bank staff got to know of the theft attempt when they entered the branch the next morning. Fingerprint experts and dog sqaud visited the scene of the crime.
Tilak Park police have registered the case and are investigating. The additional superintendent of police visited the spot and gathered information from the bank staff.
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