Robbers make away with Rs 1.9 million from bank


Four armed robbers looted Rs 1.9 million in cash from a branch of a bank located in Tibbi City Area around the closure of bank timings on Friday.
The robbers also injured a security guard of the bank on offering resistance. Police investigators have taken six labourers, a peon and a sweeper of the bank into custody for interrogation. Per details, four armed robbers entered the bank’s branch located on Lungay Mandi Road just as the bank was about to close.
They injured security guard Shahbaz and took the bank staff hostage on gun point.
One of the robbers collected cash, after which all escaped unhindered.
Bank officials informed the police, which rushed to the spot, recording statements of bank staff and collecting circumstantial evidences from the scene.
An investigator, seeking anonymity, said the robbers were wearing Shalwar Kameez and appeared to have hailed from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as they had been communicating with each other in Pashto.
Sources said the security cameras of the banks were not functioning because of renovation work and police investigators were unable to collect video recording of the mishap.
The sources said police investigators had taken six labourers into custody who were working on the bank’s renovation.
Senior cops told reporters that the bank administration was responsible for the mishap, saying the bank administration had not made proper security arrangements.
SSP operations told the media that only a couple of days ago, a police team visited the branch and had reprimanded the bank administration for using security guards as peons.