After failing to rob a bank in Noida on Sunday night, a man left behind an apology letter describing his plight.
The incident came to light on Monday morning when officials of Canara Bank's branch in Sector 6 in Noida found broken locks at the doors and immediately informed the police.
When the police started looking for clues, they found a note left by the thief on the branch manager's desk. "What greetings? I am writing this sitting in your chair. I have young children, and inflation has increased severely. I lost my private (sic) job too," Hindustan Times cited the translated script of the man's note written in Hindi on the bank's note pad.
"The note has been apparently written by the thief after he failed in his bid to steal," said the official.
The man succeeded in breaking into the bank but inaccessibility to the strong room foiled his robbery attempt.
"The police team reached the spot with sniffer dogs. It was found that the thief failed to steal anything as all the money was in the strong room. We have accessed CCTV footage to check whether he was caught on camera," said a senior police official.
Everything in the bank including lockers and documents are safe. In the meanwhile, the police are using the note to nab him.
"Prima facie it seems like the thief entered from the door at the roof and then broke a window to flee. We have found a long rope tied from a window of the bank. The note he left has been confiscated for further investigation," said the official.
Ironically, the bank is located inside the Noida Authority office premises, raising questions about the security arrangement.