The window glass of car parked outside the IndusInd Bank Sector 9 here was smashed and Rs 8 lakh stolen from the vehicle at around 12:30 pm in the afternoon on Saturday.
The money belonged to one GL Singla, a resident of sector 11, working at Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), and was to be given to Jatin alias Rubal, a businessman and resident of Sector 8 in connection with a property deal. Rubal runs a cloth showroom in Sector 8.
Rubal claimed that that were carrying Rs 12 lakh, of which Rs 4 lakh were taken to the bank branch to be exchanged into Rs 1,000 notes. The bank manager of the Sector-11 branch was accompanying them as they has previously visited his bank.
Around 12:30 pm, when they came out, window of seat along with that of driver was broken. When they checked the dashboard the money was found stolen.
As soon as the police were informed, DCP Ashwin Shenvi, assistant commissioner of police Adarshdeep Singh and inspector Malkeet Singh reached the spot.
"We have registered a case under Section 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Investigations are on," said the SHO of sector 5 police station, inspector Malkeet Singh.
Kripal Singh, a street vendor, who usually sits outside the branch, claimed that he had gone inside the bank for some work and did not see anyone smashing the window of the car.
CCTV footage shows at 12:23 pm, two people on a motorcycle entered the parking. One person alighted from the bike and started strolling outside the showroom which had the CCTV. The other person took the bike and moved out of the range of CCTV camera. The person outside the showroom was signaling to someone with hand, probably to his associate. At about 12:29 pm, this person ran towards the parking and fled with his associate on a motorcycle.