Booty worth Rs 50 lakh robbed from Vadodara Manappuram office

Gold ornaments and cash collectively worth Rs 50 lakh were robbed from the Manappuram gold finance company on Sunday.

Updated: Sep 05, 2010, 23:48 PM IST

Vadodara: Gold ornaments and cash collectively worth Rs 50 lakh were robbed from the Manappuram gold finance company here today, police said.

One person entered the company office located at Panigate area of the city in the afternoon and locked four staffers in the bathroom, they said.

Later, he forced another employee to open the safe and decamped with gold ornaments and cash kept in it, they said. He reportedly also fired one round in the company office.
Rakesh Asthana, city police commissioner said a state-wide alert has been sounded to arrest the robber and further investigations are on.

Asthana said police are trying to find out whether exactly how many were involved in the robbery.

PTI