Rs 29 lakh robbed at gunpoint

Rs 29 lakh robbed at gunpoint

Goons follow victims for long on bike, cops scan CCTV files

Two employees of a Noida-based real estate company were robbed of Rs 29 lakh in cash at gunpoint by three unidentified motorcycle-borne robbers in east Delhi’s Kalyanpuri on Thursday, police said.

Rakesh Singh, 35, and Vinod Pandey, 36, were returning to their work place in the company’s car after withdrawing the money from a bank in Preet Vihar at around 12.30 pm.

While Vinod is an accountant, Rakesh works as a sales executive in the company.  According to police, the money was kept in two bags which were lying in the car.As soon as the car reached near a local dharamshala in Kalyanpuri, three men on a motorcycle intercepted the vehicle. 

They pointed a pistol on the two employees and asked them to hand over the bags to them.

“The employees refused to part with their bag after which one of the robbers threatened to kill them while another broke the window glass and took out the bags. They later fled on their motorcycle,” said a police officer.

The employees informed their employer Rajkumar Garg who asked them to make a call to the police control room.

On the basis of the statement, a case of robbery has been registered with Kalyanpuri police station.

The preliminary investigation into the case has revealed that the robbers were following the real estate company employees from outside the bank from where the cash was withdrawn.

“Footage of CCTV cameras installed outside the bank and on the route taken by the victims are being scanned,” the officer added.