One man has been arrested for robbing a petrol pump in Kirti Nagar in West Delhi on Wednesday night. Though petrol pump employees claimed that there were 11 men, police have placed the number at four.
They looted Rs 50,000 by threatening the petrol pump cashier with a knife. Police said the incident was reported around 11:00 pm.
Petrol pump employees told the police that the 11 men came on two motorcycles and two scooters. There were about seven employees at the filling station at the time of the incident. One of the employees, who did not wish to be identified, said, “One man started filling petrol in his motorcycle, while another went to have water. A third man went and switch off the CCTV camera.”
“Two others went to our cashier Sheesh Ram, who was standing just outside his cabin. They tried to take his bag, but he resisted. They then took out button actuated knife and threatened him.”
The men then reportedly took the bag containing Rs 50,000 and fled. The staff told the police that two motorcycles went one way and the scooters went in the opposite direction.
One of the assailants, Harveer Singh (22), reportedly tried to flee on a scooter but he fell. Sudama Pandey, one of the pump employees, managed to catch Singh, who was then beaten by the petrol pump staff. They called up the police after that and handed the accused over to the police.
Petrol pump owner Baldev Singh was not present when the incident took place. Police have registered a case and have initiated investigations in the case.
“They are local criminals form the area and the rest of the men will be arrested soon,” said a senior police official, on the condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to media.