Banks looted in Telangana, Rajasthan districts

NationalBanks looted in Telangana, Rajasthan districts


New Delhi: Robbers made off with crores of rupees from two different banks – one in Nizamabad district in Telangana and another in Alwar district in Rajasthan.

A band of burglars entered the Telangana Grameen Bank in Bussapur village in Mendora Mandal and escaped with Rs 2.07 crore, the police said. The crime was committed on Saturday night, the police said on Monday. The thieves broke into the bank through the office of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) adjacent to the bank. They used gas cutters to break the iron shutter.  According to the police, it was a well-planned heist.

In another incident, a band of robbers escaped with cash and gold worth Rs one crore from a branch of Axis bank in Rajasthan’s Alwar on Monday. Officials said that the miscreants came with weapons, carried out their plan within 30 minutes and escaped from there on bikes.

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“The Axis Bank branch located at the Rico Chowk, Bhiwadi was robbed,” said Shantanu Kumar, Bhiwadi Superintendent of Police (SP), adding that the six miscreants had come on three bikes. They made the bank employees hostage.

The police are scanning the CCTVs. The bank personnel told the police that the branch opened at around 10 am. The robbers had their faces covered with masks and had weapons in their hands. Soon after entering the bank, the robbers rounded up the employees and forcibly took keys from the locker.

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