WATCH: Armed bank robbery caught on camera in Jaipur; Rs 10 lakh robbed in 16 min
Seven employees of the bank were held hostage one-by-one at gunpoint.
JAIPUR: Two armed men barged into the DCM branch of Indian Overseas Bank and robbed about Rs 10 lakh at gunpoint.
According to the FIR registered by bank manager Surya Prakash Meena, the bank opened at 9 am. A few minutes later, two men barged into the bank brandishing guns. Three employees of the bank were present at that time. They started beating them up at gunpoint and snatched their mobile phones and keys. They then locked them in the records room.
The bank manager also arrived when the robbery was in progress. They took him also hostage at gunpoint and robbed him of his gold chain before locking him up in the records room along with the three employees. They kept taking hostage employees as they arrived at the bank.
Around 10.05 am, they forced assistant manager Srikant Bhardwaj to open the safe. They collected the money from the safe and then escaped.
“When the robbery was in progress, a customer also arrived to deposit Rs 40,000. They robbed him of the money and locked him in the bank’s washroom,” the manager stated in the police complaint.
The police rushed to the spot after the employees informed them about the robbery. Police barricades were put up across the city to nab the robbers, but they have yet not been traced.
The police are trying to identify the robbers based on CCTV footages, but the robbers were wearing masks.