A group of armed men looted nearly Rs 8 crore from a private company in Thane on June 28, 2016.(ANI)
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Armed men loot nearly Rs 11 crore from a private company in Thane

Police officials said the group stopped the van at Hiradip society, belonging to Checkmate Service Private Limited, when it was on its way to deposit the money in private banks.
By Arvind Walmiki | Hindustan Times, Thane
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2016 02:23 PM IST

A gang of eight armed and masked men looted Rs 10.8 crore from the office of a private company in Thane in the early hours of Tuesday.

Police officials said the group, armed with fire arms and knives, stormed the office of Checkmate Private Service Limited at Hiradip society, after they did not find anything in the van parked outside.

The company collects cash from jewellers and businessmen and deposits in banks.

Police said the robbers also stole the CCTV cameras from the spot.

“The cash was collected over two days, and all that money was to be deposited today. The driver and three guards had guns that were not loaded,” said R Malekar, senior police inspector, Wagle estate. “We are in the process of registering a case.”

Police have recorded the statements of the van drivers and other guards. The case is handed over to the Thane crime branch.

An earlier report had said that the cash was looted from a van.

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