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Jaipur bank robbery: Police clueless about robbers

In just two and a half minutes, the robbers fled the scene with the stolen money.

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May 5, 2023, 9:48 am

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Robbers caught on CCTV.

JAIPUR: In a daring daylight robbery, two armed criminals stormed into the Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank in Jaipur and held employees hostage, making off with Rs 5.66 lakh.

Despite police efforts to apprehend the culprits, they are still at large.

The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon at the bank’s Saipura branch under the Jaisinghpura Khor police jurisdiction. A police officer said that the masked assailants entered the bank at around 2:45 pm. One immediately brandished a pistol, while the other threatened employees with a knife.

The robbers swiftly collected the cash and took three employees hostage. In just two and a half minutes, they fled the scene with the stolen money. Witnesses reported that the duo threatened to kill anyone who tried to stop them as they escaped on a motorcycle.

The entire incident was captured on the bank’s CCTV system. The police have identified the criminals’ last known location as they headed towards Ramgarh Mod. The search for the culprits continues.

After the robbery, the trapped employees managed to break the lock on the room where they had been held and alerted the police. Investigators discovered that the CCTV wire outside the bank had been cut the previous night.

The bank, located at Jaipur-Jamwaramgarh Main Bus Stand, operates out of a shop in Saipura. According to sources, the robbery appeared to be well-planned, with the criminals having conducted reconnaissance beforehand. The branch manager, Rajat Saxena, was off-duty on the day of the heist. The police have taken a dropped knife into custody as evidence, while local residents gathered at the scene following the dramatic events.

First published: May 5, 2023