Armed robbers strike at 2 petrol bunks

Armed robbers strike at 2 petrol bunks

Throw chilli powder into workers' eyes, flee with Rs 9L

A gang of four men robbed workers of two petrol stations of Rs 9 lakh in cash in Yelahanka in northern Bengaluru on Monday.

The incident took place when Vishwanath and Somu, who work with Fuel Zone Indian Petrol bunk, were on their way to bank for depositing the cash. According to Balakrishna, the owner of the bunk, the men followed his workers in two bikes and sprayed chilli powder into Vishwanath’s eyes before fleeing with the cash bag.

The police said that the suspects were acquainted with the routine of the bunk workers. The police are analysing CCTV footage of the area.

Second case
A gang of four unidentified men broke into the office of fuel station, threatened employees and made away with Rs 4.25 lakh in Central police limits on Monday. According to the police, the incident occurred at Raj Petrol bunk situated opposite National High School around 2.50 am.

The intruders gained entered the office by bending the window grille, where four workers were sleeping. The suspects threatened the workers and demanded money. They then took the cash kept in a box and fled. There were no CCTV cameras installed at the bunk. The police further said they would question the workers to ascertain the their version.
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