Updated: May 2, 2021 10:03:02 am
Over the past year, hand sanitisers kept at the entrances of banks, offices and restaurants for common use have become a common sight. While the public has been accustomed to it, a man recently couldn’t control his urge to steal the product. He was caught on CCT camera stealing a big bottle of sanitiser from an ATM kiosk.
The footage shows the man withdrawing money, and later approaching a bottle of hand santiser. While viewers thought he was walking to it to apply some on his hands, he calmly removes it from the stand and puts it inside his bag. He is then seen simply walking away, like it is not big deal!
The clip from earlier this week started doing the rounds on social media with people slamming the man for his brazen act. “These are kleptomaniac,” IPS officer Dipanshu Kabra wrote on Twitter in rage, adding hashtag “HumNahiSudhrenge.
These are kleptomaniac. 😡
देश मे लाखों ATM हैं. इन मूर्खों से सैनिटाइजर बचाने के लिए हर ATM में 200-300रु का पिंजड़ा लगाना पड़े तो सैकड़ों करोड़ रु इसी में लगेंगे.
— Dipanshu Kabra (@ipskabra) April 30, 2021
Like Kabra, people on social media were appalled by his act. Many sharing the video said it is easy to track the man from his transaction ID, and he must be called out publicly.
It reminds me chained mug in train toilet 😞😒 https://t.co/4Wy0xHLMzV
— Arkaprabha Basu (@abasu28) May 1, 2021
I thought some thief will come and Rob him but 😂 https://t.co/5218suOK3I
— Kiki ا (@UrbanXpat) May 1, 2021
Well thats the mentality…. corona is temporary these viruses are permanent https://t.co/jY9wWbuEtp
— abhishek acharya (@abhi7acharya) April 30, 2021
— Ravinderjit Singh (@RavinderjitSngh) April 30, 2021
Thankfully the ATM machine didn’t fit in his bag 😅 https://t.co/uVZMQvKrpi
— PlaneLooney (@planelooney) April 30, 2021
I hope this video reach to this man.. So that he realise.. https://t.co/vMGdB4hHfg
— अभिषेक जैन (@Abhishekjain015) April 30, 2021
Haath ki safai.. https://t.co/Rdi2udklTP
— Chowdhary (@Imd_Chowdhary) April 30, 2021
Now i know where all sanitizers are gone from 🏧
— zeeshan💫 (@zeeshanisngl) May 1, 2021
Not enough cash in ATM machine to buy sanitizers 😅
— Dushar Sanil 🤚 (@iamdushar) April 30, 2021
😂 bank would have had charged him for transactions and pass book entry
— Niraj Bhatia (@bhatia_niraj23) April 30, 2021
“हाथ की सफ़ाई” 😏 pic.twitter.com/2ueopSguMq
— ᴀᴀᴍɪʀ-ʙʜᴀɪ 🇮🇳 (@Aamir_Capri) April 30, 2021
— Amrendra (@Amrendra7Kumar) April 30, 2021
However, this is not the first time it has happened. Last year too, many such sanitiser thefts were caught on camera at ATM kiosks around the country.
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