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4 men loot 25 kg gold worth Rs 7 crore in Rajasthan

After looting the bank, the robbers locked four staff members and two customers inside the bank and fled on motorbikes.

jaipur Updated: Jan 22, 2018 22:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Kota
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Police officials investigate at the Mannapuram gold loan company , from where gold was looted , in Kota on Monday. (A.H.Zaidi/HT PHOTO)

Four persons robbed 25 kg of gold jewellery, worth over Rs 7 crore, at gunpoint from a non-banking financial company (NBFC), located a few metres from the Nayapura police station.

The incident took place between 12.30 and 1 pm on Monday when four unidentified armed men entered the Manappuram Finance Limited office. One of the robbers was reported to be wearing a helmet.

Inspector general, Kota Police Range, Vishal Bansal, said that they robbed the jewellery at gunpoint from the lockers and put the gold in bags, which they had brought.

After looting the NBFC, they locked the four staff members and two customers inside the bank and fled on motorbikes.

Later, the bank authorities sounded the hooter alarm and people nearby came and opened the gates. The bank officials then informed the police.

Sources said that the robbers also took the mobile phones of the staff and customers. They manhandled the manager to get the locker keys and also beat up a female customer.

One of the customers present during the incident, Madhu Kumari (35), said that the robbers pushed her.

The police are interrogating the bank staff about the loot.

Bansal said that the police are looking at the CCTV footage to identify the robbers.

First Published: Jan 22, 2018 22:06 IST