Rs.1.2 mn robbed in yet another armed heist at Noida bank

September 12th, 2008 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Noida, Sep 12 (IANS) A day after two masked men looted a bank branch in this Delhi suburb with a toy gun, two robbers at gun-point carried away Rs.1.2 million from a branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) Friday evening, the police said.The two robbers entered the bank branch at 5.15 p.m., telling the security guard they wanted to deposit cash.

After entering the the sector-12 SBI branch, they went straight to the cashier’s counter.

When the cashier told them that the banking hours were over, a robber whipped out a gun from his pocket and put it to the cashier’s forehead, said Senior Superintendent of Police R.K. Chaturvedi.

They snatched the guard’s gun and took away mobile phones from the bank staff.

Then they took Rs.1.2 million from the trunk kept in the cashier’s cabin.

As the guard had managed to lock the main door, the robbers broke the window glass fixed adjacent to the main entrance door. Then they fled on their motorcycle.

On Thursday, two masked robbers looted Rs.480,000 from Noida’s sector 63 branch of the nationalised Canara Bank here with a toy gun. The incident occurred at 3 p.m.

“Two men barged into the bank and holding the gun to the cashier’s head, they looted Rs.480,000 before fleeing,” Chaturvedi had said.

While the duo were fleeing, one of them collided with a pillar and dropped his weapon, which was later found to be a toy gun, bank officials said.

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