Jamshedpur: A youth was arrested while his accomplice managed to flee following an abortive attempt to loot a petrol pump in broad daylight at Bistupur here Wednesday.
The duo came on a motorcycle to the petrol pump to fill the fuel in the motor and handed over a Rs 100 currency notes, police said adding as the salesman of the petrol pump was about to return the balance amount, one of them tried to snatch the whole cash.
He was drunk and tripped during fleeing. The staff of the petrol pump caught him and was identified as Parampreet Singh alias Rahul while his accomplice Satnam Singh managed to flee, the police said.
The incident has taken place near a busy roundabout and steps away from the Bistupur police station.
Rahul had been to jail in the past in connection with mobile phone snatching incident, sources said.
Police has impounded the motorcycle, police said.