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Rs 1.15 lakh looted at gunpoint from money exchange shop

Five suspects came on bikes, 2 entered outlet to commit crime

Rs 1.15 lakh looted at gunpoint from money exchange shop

A CCTV grab of the suspects



Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 19

In broad daylight on Monday, miscreants carried out a robbery of around Rs 1.15 lakh at gunpoint at a money transfer and telecom shop, Vikas Telecom, in Makkar Colony of the Giaspura area. The incident has reignited concerns about the state of law and order in the city, where incidents of snatching and robbery have been on the rise.

The shop where the incident occurred in Makkar Colony.

According to information, five miscreants came on two motorcycles and two of them, with their faces covered, entered the shop around 11:45 am. Vikas, the owner of the shop, said his father Surinder Shah (51), and two customers were present at the shop when the duo entered the shop and forcefully cornered two customers. When the shop owner’s father objected to the same and attempted to stop them, the miscreants overpowered him and pushed him back.

Vikas said he was not present inside the shop when the suspects committed the crime. He said his father was a life insurance policy adviser and two of his customers were there to discuss a policy with him. The suspects checked his father’s pockets and snatched Rs 30,000 from him.

He said afterwards, the miscreants looted around Rs 85,000 from a drawer inside the shop. Around Rs 1.15 lakh was looted by them.

After committing the crime, they managed to escape. The incident was captured in CCTV cameras. On receiving information, the police reached the spot and started investigation.

A resident, Sanjay Gupta, has expressed concerns over rising loot and snatching incidents in the city. He said they demand from the police to take necessary measures to prevent such incidents. Some other people in the area were also demanding from the police to ensure security.

Police officials of the Giaspura chowki under the Sahnewal police station are investigating the matter.

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