Motorcycle-borne armed men rob cash collection van in northeast Delhi
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Motorcycle-borne armed men rob cash collection van in northeast Delhi

Police have launched a hunt for the gang of four who robbed Rs 50 lakh from the cash van

delhi Updated: Sep 19, 2017 00:31 IST
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One man suffered a gunshot wound while another was hit on the head during the robbery. (Representative Photo)

Four armed men fired at employees of a private cash collection company and fled with around Rs 50 lakh from their cash van in northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar late Monday afternoon.

The audacious heist took place around 5 pm. The robbers who were on two motorcycles, shot at cashier Manveer’s hand and hit security guard Pradeep on his head with a pistol butt, police said. The injured were admitted to Guru Teg Bahadur hospital where their condition was stated to be out of danger.

A K Singla, deputy commissioner of police (northeast), said a case of robbery was registered at the Karawal Nagar police station. Teams were formed to probe the daylight armed robbery case. The CCTV cameras installed near the crime scene are being analysed for clues about the suspects.

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A police officer said the van was hired by the private company which collects cash from shopkeepers and deposits the money in banks. The van was heading towards Karawal Nagar after collecting cash in Loni area. Apart from Manveer, Pradeep, and driver Adil, two more custodians were present in the van.

“As the vehicle reached Johripur area, four men on two motorcycles forced its driver to stop. Suddenly, they fired a bullet at the cashier and hit the guard on his head. They threatened to kill everyone if anybody resisted or raised an alarm,” said the officer.

The four took out cash from the cash box, put the money in their bags and fled. Police are questioning the cash van staff to ascertain if they had a role in the robbery.

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 23:39 IST