Burglary bid at railway booking office near ICF

Perambur (PER): In an apparent theft attempt, unidentified men broke open a railway booking centre near the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) here.

The incident came to light when booking clerks opened the office on Friday morning. They found that someone had tried to break open a safe in which Rs 2.75 lakh was kept. The money was intact as the burglars failed to open the safe.

Based on a complaint by booking chief supervisor Murali, the ICF police registered a case and conducted preliminary inquiries.

The burglars gained entry into the office by breaking the iron grille at the rear ventilator.

Police have formed special teams to nab the culprits.