An ATM cash van robbery attempt witnessed a gunfight at West Delhi’s Uttam Nagar on Wednesday night.
Three bike-borne assailants allegedly opened fire at the security guard of a cash van that had stopped to refill cash at an ATM booth in Uttam Nagar.
Several rounds of fire were exchanged between the assailants and the guard of the cash van and the ATM booth, before the police intervened. The guard of the ATM sustained a bullet injury after one bullet grazed past his face.
The guards, however, managed to foil the robbery bid and one of the assailants was arrested.
“A PCR call was made by a passerby after rounds of firing were heard. The police rushed to the spot and managed to overpower one of the assailants. They had planned to rob the cash van that had stopped to refill cash in the ATM machine. However, they could not succeed. We are yet to identify the other two assailants. Investigation is on,” police said.
There have been several instances of similar ATM heist attempts in lure of easy cash. In November 2015, the driver of a cash van disappeared while transporting Rs 22.5 crore in hard cash for refilling Axis Bank ATMs across south-east Delhi. In 2012, five armed robbers made off with a private bank’s cash van carrying Rs 5.25 crore in south Delhi’s Defence Colony, after intercepting the vehicle and shooting at the guard.