Friday, March 6, 2009

Union Bank of India robbed off Rs 5.86 lakh in cash by unidentified men

In a daylight incidence at the Dombivli branch of Union Bank of India three armed men who went into the bank to open an account made way with Rs 5.86 lakh in cash. They also robbed the staff of two mobiles and a gold ring. Till now police has not made any arrest.

Dattatrey Karale, deputy commissioner of police told the incident occurred around 3.30 pm at the Sagav area in Dombivli (E) when the bank was about to close for the day.

The bank does not have any security guard or any surveillance system. Moreover the unidentified robbers plan was so precise that no bank staff showed any resistance.

The three made an entry into the bank in order to open a savings account. On noticing that there are minimum chances of getting resistance from bank staff the three men made use of the opportunity and pulled out their weapons and threatened the bank staff demanding the cash. After clearing the reserves, they threatened two bank employees and took away their mobile phones and a gold ring. The trio robbers then fled on a scooter.

The three men were not wearing any mask to hide their identity. This shows that robbers did not find any difficulty in getting in and out of the bank. Police has launched manhunt to the arrest the three robbers.

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