All-women branch of Punjab National Bank robbed in Amritsar | punjab$amritsar | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jul 21, 2017-Friday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

All-women branch of Punjab National Bank robbed in Amritsar

Robbers take away Rs 66,000 from bank that had no guard.

punjab Updated: Jul 15, 2017 14:05 IST
HT Correspondent
Police officials monitoring bank’s CCTV footage after robbery at Punjab National bank (women branch) Loharka road, Amritsar, on Thursday.
Police officials monitoring bank’s CCTV footage after robbery at Punjab National bank (women branch) Loharka road, Amritsar, on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Armed robbers struck at an all-women branch of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) in the city on Thursday and decamped with Rs 66,000.

The bank branch, which is situated at the local Loharka Road, became a soft target of the miscreants as it had no security guard.

Bank employees said the robbers with masked faces entered the bank branch around 2.30pm. One of them carried a revolver and started threatening the entire staff immediately. The robbers then took the keys of the cashbox and took away Rs 66,000 lying in it.

After getting the information, police reached the bank and started investigations. The cops were monitoring the CCTV footage that shows two youngsters carrying firearms entering the bank. A forensic team also reached there to look for some vital clues.

Harish Sehdev, senior manager marketing, who had come from the PNB circle office, said, “We got a call from the branch about the robbery at around 2.30 pm. Now, the cops are looking into the matter.”

Talking to HT, police commissioner SS Srivastava said, “A CIA team is closely looking into all the details to get some clue. It was definitely a lapse that there was no security guard in the bank and we will take up the matter with the bank officials.”

Notably, the city police have regularly briefed bank officials about the security issue.