In a broad daylight robbery in the chief minister's city, four armed men decamped with Rs 13 lakh from a scrap dealer in Indira Colony on Thursday.
The robbers pulled-off the heist even though more than 40 workers were present at the godown. There were no closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed at the premises.
Godown owner Vinod Kumar said that four men arrived at their and went straight to cashier office on the first floor.
"All four robbers pointed guns to the cashier's head and took away about Rs 13 lakh cash. There were several workers at the godown but the criminals locked the office room before getting away," said Kumar.
Criminals had their faces covered with shawls and reportedly used two motorbikes. Deputy superintendent of police (city) Raj Kumar said that the sketches of the suspects had been released and special teams formed to catch them.
"Though the criminals had their faces covered with shawls, people got a glimpse of their faces. On the basis of these identifications and other clues, we are looking for them," said Kumar, while confirming that no one was hurt in the crime.