The employees of a local petrol pump were robbed of Rs 6.93 lakh at a bank on Friday. The entire incident was caught in the cameras installed inside the bank’s branch.
The police said petrol pump employee Brijesh Kumar and his manager Jaswinder Singh reached the local branch of Union Bank of India at about 12 pm to deposit the amount, when an unidentified accused, posing himself as bank employee, took away the money with ease.
“Jaswinder engaged in a conversation with one of the banks employees, while Brijesh queued up to deposit money. The CCTV footage showed that the unidentified accused approached Brijesh and took him to bank manager’s room,’’ said Harbans Singh, station house master of Kotwali police station,
The SHO said that the accused might have known that the bank manager was on leave. Brijesh said the accused introduced himself as a bank employee and told him to sit in bank manager’s room. The accused then assisted Brijesh in counting Rs 2 lakh and left the room with cash on the pretext of depositing the money.
SHO Harbans said in the video clip, the accused was first seen leaving the bank with Rs 2 lakh and then returning to take rest of the money from Brijesh.
“Brijesh kept waiting for the accused to turn up, but he didn’t. He then briefed his manager about the whole incident. But when they inquired, the employee turned out to be fake”, the police said.
The local police station was informed almost one hour after the incident, following which the officials and forensic team collected CCTV footage and other evidences. “We are investigating the matter as the pictures of the accused were visible enough for further identification”, the police said.
The petrol pump association observed strike till 5pm. The association gave ultimatum for indefinite strike from July 18 onwards, if the police failed to trace the accused till then.