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Armed men rob east Delhi bank; decamp with Rs 7 lakh

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 21:39

New Delhi: Five armed robbers barged into a
bank in east Delhi in broad daylight today and decamped with
Rs seven lakh in cash after holding the staff hostage on
gunpoint, police said.

The incident was reported from Development Credit Bank
located in an isolated area of New Kondli in Mauyr Phase-I at
around 3:30 pm, a senior police official said.

Four men covering their faces with helmets entered the
bank while the fifth one was waiting for them. They first
snatched the rifle of the security guard and held him hostage.

"Seven people, including the staff, were in the bank at
the time of incident. The robbers were carrying country-made
pistols and held everyone hostage," the official said.

The robbers then took the cash and fled from the scene,
he said adding everything happened within a few minutes and
the staff had no time to react.

According to the official, there were no CCTVs installed
in the bank.

A forensic team inspected the spot and investigators
recorded the statements of bank employees, he said.

Since the bank is close to Delhi-Noida border, the
official said, police were coordinating with their Uttar
Pradesh counterparts to nab the culprits.


First Published: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 21:39
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