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Caught on camera: Guard braves hammer blows, foils ATM robbery in Panaji

The CCTV footage, shared widely on social media, shows Ranu Singh, a native of Madhya Pradesh, grapple with a hooded man who repeatedly hits him with a hammer.

india Updated: Oct 29, 2017 16:35 IST
Nida Khan
The early morning robbery bid on October 27 was captured on the CCTV installed in the ATM booth.
The early morning robbery bid on October 27 was captured on the CCTV installed in the ATM booth.(Screengrab)

A 27-year-old security guard braved repeated hammer blows to his head to fight off a bid by two men to rob a Bank of Maharashtra ATM situated across the road from police headquarters in Panaji.

The early morning robbery bid on October 27 was captured on the CCTV installed in the ATM booth of the bank branch, which is in the heart of the city and a well-guarded area.

The CCTV footage, shared widely on social media, shows Ranu Singh, a native of Madhya Pradesh, grapple with a hooded man who repeatedly hits him with a hammer.

The hood comes off as the man scuffles with the guard, who is bleeding from his head. Despite the guard’s efforts, the robber managed to flee.

In his complaint, Singh told police that between 1am and 1.30am two men wearing hoods came to the ATM. One of them stood guard and the other entered the ATM to steal.

The Panaji police secured the CCTV footage and registered a case of attempt to robbery and murder against the two unidentified men.