ARMED ROBBERS struck at a petrol pump on the Karod-Gandhi Nagar bypass and robbed the petrol pump staff of Rs 20,000 at gunpoint late on Tuesday night.
The robbers tied hands of the petrol pump staff before leaving the spot. This is the third incident of robbery at a petrol pump in the State capital in the last couple of months.
According to police, four motorcycle-borne youths had come to the Agrawal petrol pump for fuel well after midnight. When petrol pump employee Pervez Khan, a resident of Putlighar, asked for the money, one of them whipped out a revolver.
They drove him towards the cabin. The watchman, Laxman Das, tried to intervene but was assaulted and the accused took them inside the cabin. Another petrol pump employee Kailash Prajapati was inside the cabin. At gunpoint, the robbers asked him to hand over the cash.
The looters collected Rs 20,000 cash from the drawer and fled the spot. They had tied the petrol pump employees. The fourth robber was standing outside and came into the cabin to help others in tying the petrol pump employees, police said.
THIS IS the third incident of robbery at a petrol pump in the State capital in as many months. On November 15, an armed robber had fired at a petrol pump in Khajuri and escaped with Rs 30,000.
The same month, the manager of a petrol pump in Piplani was robbed of Rs 3.06 lakh. In another incident, a man was murdered at a petrol pump in Lalghati recently.