Robbers strike at Surat bank, flee with Rs 25 lakh

Surat: Three unidentified men on Monday looted Rs 25 lakh at the gun-point from the branch of a nationalised bank in Puna area of the city on Monday.

The three robbers arrived at Puna branch of Dena Bank, near Charoli check post on the Puna-Kumbharia road, in an auto-rickshaw, police said.

They were armed with revolvers. After entering, they gathered eight-to-nine staff-members and locked them up in the toilet.

After that, they took the cash of Rs 24 lakh from the cashier's cabin, and snatched Rs one lakh from a customer, before escaping in the auto-rickshaw, police said.

Nobody was hurt. Police probe is on.