In another heist, armed men loot Rs.1.8 mn from security van (Lead)

November 18th, 2008 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) In another daring daylight heist, four men on two motorcycles Tuesday fled with Rs.1.8 million in south Delhi after firing at guards of a private security company who were to deposit the cash in a bank, according to the police.The incident, a day after robbers looted Rs.2.4 million from a bank in Samaypur Badli in north Delhi, took place at 10 a.m. when a security van carrying the cash was passing through south Delhi’s Satya Niketan, the police said.

“The guards of A.P. Secuirtas had brought Rs.1.8 millions from their head office (in Nangal Rai area of Delhi Cantonment) to their office in Satya Niketan. Four unidentified men on black motorcycles and wearing helmets snatched the cash and fired indiscriminately.”

“The assailants fired eight rounds. One of the security guards, Uttam Kumar, suffered bullet injury in his leg. He was taken to AIIMS where his condition is reportedly stable,” a police officer said.

“The security agency officials had come in a van to deliver the amount at Satya Niketan office from where they had to take the money for depositing in HDFC and Standard Charted banks,” the police officer added.

The police have registered a case.

This was the third robbery in last few days. Four robbers looted a cash of nearly Rs.600,000 from UCO Bank in Hauz Khas area of south Delhi a few days ago.

The police are suspecting the same gang was involved in all three robberies.

Meanwhile, the police have made no headway in the Samaypur Badli bank robbery case.

“There is no development in the investigation in the bank robbery case,” Deputy Commissioner of police Atul Katiyar told IANS.

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