Fuel pump employee robbed at gunpoint

Cops identify one suspect, case registered against two

Fuel pump employee robbed at gunpoint

Two armed persons robbed a petrol pump employee after filling fuel. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 27

Two armed persons robbed a petrol pump employee after filling fuel. When the salesman demanded money for the fuel, the accused took out a pistol and pointed at him. One of them snatched the cash from him and fled in the car.

One of the suspects was later identified as Sandeep Singh of Brar village, under Lopoke police station here, while further investigations were on to identify his accomplice.

Manbir Singh, sarpanch of Khurmania village, told the police that he had a Hindustan Petroleum petrol pump in the village on Attari Road. He said on Thursday evening, a Hyundai Accent car came to the pump and filled fuel worth Rs2,000. He said when the salesman demanded money from him, the accused snatched Rs8,000 from him after pointing a pistol at him and fled from the spot.

Manbir immediately took his car and started chasing the suspects and alarmed the cops about the robbery. He said the police party had set up a naka at Brar village following the information. The accused saw the police and fled leaving the car behind. When the police searched the car, they found the Aadhaar card of Sandeep Singh from the dashboard.

The accused had soiled the number plates, so that no one could trace the car and trace their identity. The police also found a bike in the car’s boot space.

Police authorities said investigations were on to ascertain the ownership of the car and the bike. A case under Sections 379-B, 336 and 506 of the IPC and Sections 25/27-54-59 of the Arms Act was registered against Sandeep Singh and his unidentified accomplice.

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