Amritsar: ₹ 18-lakhs stolen from PNB branch on national highway | Popgen Tech


Two unidentified people left the camp after the robbery 18 lakh at gunpoint from the Kathunangal branch of the Punjab National Bank (PNB), located on the Amritsar-Pathankot national highway, in broad daylight on Monday.

The incident happened at around 11:15am, when the bank staff was busy handling customers. The Police said that the two armed men had covered their faces and committed the robbery in a few minutes. The entire robbery incident was also recorded in the closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) installed in the bank branch.

Superintendent of police (SP-investigation) Jugraj Singh along with other police personnel reached the spot soon after the incident and started their investigation.

“The two men had come on a white scooter. One of them had stopped at the entrance of the bank and closed the main door while the other accused went straight to the cash counter and threatened the cashier before stealing the cash,” said the SP.

He also said that police teams have been working to collect CCTV footage installed in the area to trace the route taken by the accused while he was running away.

Police sources said that the bank branch had been operating without any security guard for the last ten months. “We have been issuing instructions, from time to time, to bank branches to ensure the security of their branches and ATMs,” said a police officer.

The police have registered a case under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Arms Act against two unidentified persons at the Kathunangal police station.


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