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Robbers loot over Rs 7 lakh from Axis Bank branch in Tarn Taran

After looting the cash, the robbers opened two fires — one at the bank’s computer and another at a CCTV monitoring screen.

punjab Updated: Dec 15, 2017 22:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Timesd, Tarn Taran
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The miscreants pointed guns at the bank staff and asked cashier Harpreet Kaur to give them all the cash available in the bank.(HT Photo)

Three armed robbers on Friday looted a branch of the Axis Bankin Naurangabad village, 10 km from Tarn Taran. The robbers also fired two shots inside the bank before leaving.

The robbers, who had covered their faces, looted Rs 7.2 lakh at gunpoint. The incident was recorded in closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed in thebank but their faces were covered . The miscreants, in their 30s, had come in a white Ford Ikon. The incident took place around2.30 pm.

Superintendent of police (SP) Tilak Raj said, “We have examined the CCTV footage, but faces of robbers were covered. The district has been cordoned off and robbers will be nabbed soon.”

As per information, there were six staff members, including thebankguard. Though the guard had a gun but could not use it out of fear. At the time of the robbery, there were also many customers in the bank.

The miscreants pointed guns at the bank staff and asked cashier Harpreet Kaur to give them all the cash available in thebank. After looting the cash, the robbers opened two fires — one at the bank’s computer and another at a CCTV monitoring screen.

This is the third bankrobbery during past two months in the district. On October 18, four armed robbers decamped after looting a Punjab NationalBank(PNB) branch in Jamarai village, 20 km from here. The bike-borne robbers, looted Rs 6,63,945 at gunpoint, after thrashing thebankstaff. The Tarn Taran police had arrested the accused involved in this robbery.

On November 3,three unidentified armed robbers decamped after lootingthe Axisbankin Ghurakwind village, 40 km from here. The bike-borne robbers had covered their faces and looted Rs 6.04 lakh at gunpoint. This dacoity is still unsolved.

First Published: Dec 15, 2017 22:43 IST