Attempt to loot vegetable shop at ‘gunpoint’

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 17

Two days after a robbery incident at gunpoint took place at a UCO branch in Adampur in which the guard of the bank was shot dead, a similar incident took place at a vegetable shop in Food Bazaar here on Friday night.

The incident at Food Bazaar (Central Green), near Madan Flour Mill Chowk, took place at around 9.15 pm when two robbers entered the shop and tried to scare the owners with a “pistol”. The workers inside the shop also claimed that the robbers fired four shots (two inside and two outside the store) from the pistol.

While the sound was somewhat similar to a gunshot, the ADCP (City-1) who reached the spot immediately after the incident stated that there was no gunshot. The robbers used a fake weapon to commit the crime. There was no evidence of gunshot as the police could not spot either the bullet shell or any bullet mark.

The workers in the shop told the police that the robbers failed to take any cash and fled on their bike with hidden number plate.

Meanwhile, the SHO, police division-3, Mukesh Kumar said the robbers could not be traced as there were no CCTV cameras around the shop.

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