Armed men rob east Delhi bank; decamp with Rs 7 lakh
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 08, 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 08, 2009, 21:39

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