3 armed men loot Rs 4 lakh from Western Union office in Ludhiana - ECAS Punjab

3 armed men loot Rs 4 lakh from Western Union office in Ludhiana

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 1

Three armed men looted Rs 4 lakh from the office of Western Union near Samrala Chowk here today. Shakti, owner of the office, said three bike-borne robbers came to his office around 6 pm.

While a man stood near the motorcycle, two masked men entered the office. They pointed a weapon at him and asked him to hand over the cash and other valuables.

The robbers also attacked Shakti with a sharp-edged weapon due to which he suffered serious head injury.

After assaulting him, they snatched Rs 4 lakh cash and fled. The owner immediately informed the police.

The incident was reportedly captured on the CCTV cameras installed there. The police are scanning the footage to get clues about the robbers.

The Moti Nagar police have registered a case against unknown persons and began a probe to trace the robbers.

It was the second incident reported in Ludhiana on Tuesday. In the morning, Rs 2.80 lakh was looted from a 75-year-old man outside a bank on Gill Road. The man had gone to the bank to deposit cash of a firm where he was working. When he about to enter the bank, one armed man pushed him and snatched the bag containing cash.

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