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Armed robbery at dawn
Foreign currency worth Rs 50 lakh looted
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, August 22
Four two-wheeler-borne armed clean-shaven youths looted foreign currency worth more than Rs 50 lakh from a foreign currency exchange company around 5.30 am today.

They fled after shooting at Mr Pankaj Arora, a company employee, in front of the company office on the Garha road.

The foreign currency was about to be carried by employees of the Wall Street Forex, an authorised agency of the Western Union Money Transfer, from the office of the company to the city railway station when the robbers struck.

Mr Arora and his colleagues came out of the office with the cash after locking it and were about to get into a Maruti car when the youths came on a motor cycle and a scooter.

Two of them came to Mr Arora and told him to hand over the bag containing the cash to them.

When he refused to do so, one of the robbers took out a .38 bore revolver, fired a shot in the air and then fired at Mr Arora in the leg.

The robber snatched the bag from the injured employee and the robbers fled towards the BMC Chowk.

Mr Arora was later admitted to the Civil Hospital.

The police announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for anybody giving specific information about the robbers and computer sketches of the accused were being prepared. Ten suspects were rounded up and were being questioned.

 



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