In two incidents of snatching,Rs 41 lakh was looted from a woman cashier of Western Money Union and a businessman on Thursday.
Two unidentified motorcyclists snatched a bag containing Rs 4 lakh from Sheetal,a woman cashier of Western Money Union,near Agarsein Chowk,Ambala city. The cashier had withdrawn the amount from ICICI Bank and was returning on her Activa to her office with a boy riding pillion. As soon as she took out the bag,the two youths came on their Pulsar motorcycle,snatched the bag and sped away.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Raj Kumar Walia rushed to the spot with police force. The police said the cashiers involvement in the incident could not be ruled out.
In another incident,Yamunanagar-based plywood manufacturer Pawan Kumar,who was returning to his hometown with Rs 37 lakh,was waylaid by four persons who looted money at knifepoint near DAV School on Ambala-Dehradun National Highway,Ambala cantonment.
In his complaint lodged with the police,Kumar alleged that four persons,including two brothers,Prem Sarswat and Pawan Sarswat from Rajasthan,beat him up at knifepoint and snatched the bag containing Rs 37 lakh which he had collected from dealers at Ambala.
Maheshnagar SHO Umed Singh said two of the four robbers had been identified and they would be arrested soon.