Robbers snatch Rs.5 lakh, victim retrieves money

October 3rd, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Oct 3 (IANS) A stamp paper vendor in Ghaziabad was Monday robbed of a bag containing Rs.5 lakh by two motorcycle-borne assailants, whom the victim chased and subsequently retrieved the money, police said.

Rajneesh Kumar, a vendor operating from tehsil compound in Ghaziabad Sadar, was attacked around 1 p.m. near Jain Temple in Kavi Nagar when he was on his way to the treasury to buy stamp papers.

After the assailants snatched the bag from him, Rajneesh Kumar followed them on his motorcycle.

He caught up with them at a railway crossing and succeeded in snatching his bag back, despite one of the robbers opening fire.

The stamp paper vendor also snatched a pistol from one of the robbers and took shelter in a police post.

The police have announced a reward of Rs.5,000 for the intrepid vendor.

“When I jumped from my moving motorcycle, one of the robbers opened fire at me but I won the battle as they had to flee,” said Rajneesh Kumar.

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