Sahnewal: 2 robbers loot Rs 25,000 from petrol station at gunpoint

Also take away LED screen, printer, cabinet having important papers

Sahnewal: 2 robbers loot Rs 25,000 from petrol station at gunpoint

The CCTV footage of the robbers threatening staff of Reliance petrol station near Jugiana chowk in Sahnewal on Friday morning.

Our Correspondent

Sahnewal, January 21

A Reliance petrol station, situated near Jugiana chowk here, was looted at gunpoint early this morning by two young unidentified miscreants. The robbers came in a Skoda car and held the salesmen captive.

A case has been registered against the two at the Kanganwal police chowki.

The CCTV footage of the robbers looting the Reliance petrol station near Jugiana chowk in Sahnewal on Friday morning.

According to police sources, two youths (aged around 25 years) with their faces covered, came in a white Skoda car between 5.30 am and 5.45 am today and asked the petrol station attendant Neeraj to fill fuel in the vehicle. After filling diesel worth Rs 3,200, as Neeraj demanded money, the two got down and began threatening him with a pistol and a knife, which they held separately. Then they took him to the manager’s room, where two more salesmen Chandan and Kundan were already present.

Chandan said they saw Neeraj being held by the two youths, both with caps on their heads. The face of one was covered with a mask and another with a handkerchief. “Both of them threatened us and abused us in Punjabi language. I became so scared that I handed over the cash to them. It was around Rs 25,000. They also took along an LED screen, a printer and cabinet, which contained important cheques, papers, cash and lubricating oil,” he said.

The manager of the petrol station, Panna Lal Gupta, said the cabinet contained signed cheques of the owner, the payment of which has been blocked. “There were important documents related to the petrol station in the cabinet. Luckily the keys of the chest were with the owner. They made an unsuccessful attempt to open the safe but failed. The complaint has been lodged at the Kanganwal police chowki and officials from the Crime Branch, Kanganwal police chowki and Sahnewal police station came to enquire.”

Kanganwal chowki in-charge Harmesh Singh said a case has been registered on the complaint of Chandan, the salesman, under Section 379-B of the IPC.

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