A man, suspected to have robbed a woman software firm employee inside an ATM centre in Hyderabad on Wednesday, has been held, police sources said.
Sources, however, did not disclose his name, only stating that a firearm and three live rounds had been seized from his possession. Further details are expected to be given later.
The incident took place in Yosufguda area on Wednsday morning when Lalitha (25), who works with a software firm and stays at a hostel in Madhura Nagarand went to the ATM centre to withdraw money.
As she entered the centre, an unidentified man, face covered with handkerchief, followed her inside and asked her to hand over her jewellery, etc.
When she resisted, he fired into wall from a pistol, and took away her gold chain, earrings, mobile phone and ATM card.
The pistol was suspected to be a country-made one, said the deputy commissioner of police A Venkateshwera Rao. "He also forced her to disclose PIN number of ATM card and tried to withdraw money before fleeing but failed due to some technical problem," the DCP said, adding "we suspect that the accused is a repeat offender...we are collecting scientific evidence."
Fifteen minutes after the accused fled from the spot, Rs 2,500 were found to have been withdrawn from another ATM centre using the victim's card.
CCTV Footage: Woman robbed off all possessions by unidentified man at Hyderabad ATM