Robbers escape with Rs.3 mn from collection van in Delhi

April 7th, 2008 - 11:41 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Unidentified men Monday robbed a van, used for collecting cash from liquor shops in Delhi, and escaped with Rs.3 million. A security guard was injured in the heist, the police said here. The incident occurred Monday evening when four employees of CMS Company went to collect cash from a liquor shop in Masjid Moth area.

According to the police, two employees went inside the wine shop while their colleagues - a driver and a guard - stayed behind with the van.

Some Unidentified men approached the driver and threw red chilly powder in his eyes. The assailants also tried to take the guard’s rifle, which went off in the scuffle, injuring the guard.

“The assailants fled with Rs.3 million in cash in a Maruti car,” said a senior police official.

The injured guard was admitted to the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where his condition was stated to be out of danger.

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