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Cops groping in dark; suspects’ vehicle not in CCTV footage

chandigarh Updated: Jan 14, 2015 15:15 IST
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Police are still groping in the dark as none of the close circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed in the area recorded footage of the car of robbers who fled with `7.5 lakh cash of Amartex firm on Monday.

The CCTV cameras have been installed at various exit points such as Baltana Crossing, Majri Chowk, Sector 12A-20 Crossing, Sector 4 and Old Panchkula, in the city.

“None of the CCTV cameras recorded the footage of the robbers’ car. We have already formed teams under the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA)-1, CIA-2 and Sector-14 police station house officer (SHO),”said deputy commissioner of police Hamid Akhtar.

Sources in police said they were hopeful that the CCTV camera of Little Flower School might have recorded the footage of robbers’ vehicle. However, later, cops came to know that its direction was not towards the road.

Four people, who came in a white Maruti Swift car, looted three employees of Amartex of `7.5 lakh cash at gunpoint in Sector 14 on Monday.

Left with just one clue - the registration number of the car (HR03Q-9450) - cops later came to know that it was a motorcycle number of a Raipur Rani resident. They also questioned the vehicle owner.

Another theory making rounds in the police circle was insiders’ involvement in the robbery, as the crime had taken place after the through study. Cops were also skeptical of the new route chosen by the victims to deposit the money.

It is worth mentioning that this is the second such robbery that has taken place on the same road. Earlier on February 24, 2014, men riding Maruti Zen car looted `6 lakh at gunpoint from two employees of Shri Ganesh Roadways Company.
Robberies, dacoities in P’kula

About 13 robberies had taken place in 2014, out of which only eight could be solved. In 2013, 21 robberies had taken place, out of which, only 11 could be solved.

About seven dacoities had taken place in 2014 out of which, just six could be solved. In 2013 too, only 2 could be solved out of seven.