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Dacoits loot Rs 19 lakh from bank in Hooghly

Last Updated: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 15:35

Chinsurah: Unknown gunmen Friday
looted Rs 19 lakh from a bank minutes after the officials
opened it for daily work at Dankuni in Hooghly district.

"Five persons riding motorcycles barged into the
Dankuni Station Road branch of United Bank of India and looted
the money from its vault," Superintendent of Police, Tanmay
Roychowdhury told reporters after visiting the bank.

He said the alarm of the bank did not work, there was
no CCTV and the security was poor.

The police said the bank manager and a few other
employees had arrived at the bank when the incident took

The gunmen held pistols and took all the mobile phones
of the employees, the police said.


First Published: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 15:35

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