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Rs 24-lakh robbery: Police get crucial CCTV grab, probe on

A day after an auto dealer and his cashier were attacked and robbed of Rs 24 lakh near Kitchlew Chowk here, cops have been able to procure closed-circuit television (CCTV) grab that clearly shows the three suspects speeding away on a motorbike.

punjab Updated: Oct 26, 2016 15:14 IST
HT Correspondent
Rs 24-lakh robbery
Cops conducting probe at the crime spot. (HT Photo)

A day after an auto dealer and his cashier were attacked and robbed of Rs 24 lakh near Kitchlew Chowk here, cops have been able to procure closed-circuit television (CCTV) grab that clearly shows the three suspects speeding away on a motorbike.

Cops, who had been sifting through CCTV footage collected from various sources, have finally managed to zero in on the required CCTV grab. The suspects, after entering from the wrong side on the one-way Mall Road reached Maqbool Road during their escape. Cops are trying to trace their further route to get more clues into their whereabouts.

A CCTV grab showing the robbers fleeing after attacking the victims and snatching their bag containing Rs 24 lakh in Amritsar on Monday. (HT Photo)

“We are working on the case and CCTV footage from various sources is being scanned. The three suspects can be seen in a grab. Our sources are trying to identify them,” said Civil Lines station house officer (SHO) inspector Arun Sharma.

The SHO said police teams are also probing if criminals active in the area are behind the broad daylight robbery.

The incident took place on the day deputy chief minister was visiting the city and security was at a high. The robbers attacked Ashwani Sharma and his cashier Lovejeet Singh while they were walking to a nearby bank to deposit the cash.

The robbers pounced on the victims while they were crossing Court Road and dragged them to a narrow street connecting the road to Mall Road. The accused hit them with sharp-edged weapons and fled on a motorcycle, with the bag containing the money.

Though a country-made pistol was recovered from the crime spot, cops claimed firing didn’t take place.

The victims suffered cuts on neck and back and are undergoing treatment.