Patiala: Robbers loot Rs 2.81 lakh near Samana
A day after Rs 2.31 lakh snatching at Patiala, robbers on Thursday looted Rs 2.81 lakh from two persons at Dodri village near Samana in Patiala district.
Unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants threw red chilli powder in the eyes of Labh Singh and his grandson Gurjeet Singh and snatched a bag containing the cash.
The victims had withdrawn the cash from Samana branch of Agriculture Development Bank and were on their way back to their village Saffipur Kalan in Sangrur district, when the incident happened around 12.30pm.
They claimed that the robbers also fired a few gun shots in the air when they (victims) tried to chase them (robbers).
As per preliminary investigations, two masked miscreants were following the victims right from the bank and intercepted them near Dodri village.
The police said that the victims tried to resist the robbers' attempt to snatch the bag, but the latter threw red chilli powder into their eyes and managed to loot the cash.
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Swaranjeet Singh said the police were investigating the matter and the police stations across the district had been informed immediately to beef up vigilance in their respective areas.
He said the victim had been questioned for several hours on the exact sequence of events that led to the crime. A case under Section 392 (robbery) of the IPC had been registered against the unidentified accused.
The poor law and order situation across the district stands exposed with this loot, which is the third such incident in past six days.
Earlier on Wednesday, Rs 2.31 lakh were snatched from an employee of a finance company at the traffic signal near Leela
Bhawan in Patiala. The police are still clueless about the snatching.
On May 16, six robbers, including two women, looted gold ornaments worth Rs 3 crore and Rs 2.5 lakh in cash from employees of a local finance company.
May 20: Two unidentified accused snatched a bag containing Rs 2.31 lakh from an employee of a finance company near Leela Bhawan in Patiala
May 16: Six robbers, including two women, looted gold ornaments worth Rs 3 crore and Rs 2.5 lakh in cash from employees of a local finance company
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