Guard foils robbery attempt in Gurgaon

A security guard foiled a robbery bid at the Muthoot Finance branch in Gurgaon Sector-10 on Saturday morning.

Written by TUHIN DUTTA | Gurgaon | Published:October 7, 2012 12:56 am

A security guard foiled a robbery bid at the Muthoot Finance branch in Gurgaon Sector-10 on Saturday morning. Sources said he fought off three armed robbers and called for help,which made them flee.

Police said six persons,armed with pistols and sharp weapons,came to the Muthoot Finance branch around 9.30 am. “Three of them entered the branch through the front entrance and three others from the back. They tried to overpower the security guard,Rajveer Singh,” a police officer said.

Narrating the incident,Singh said: “Three men caught hold of me. One of them covered my mouth,while the others pointed a knife and a pistol at me. I managed to free myself and began shouting for help. Hearing my cries,a few persons from another floor rushed to help.”

Afraid of being caught,the robbers fled the spot,leaving their weapons and car behind. Police said they had confiscated all of these.

Singh said he followed them for a while and even fired a couple of rounds in the air.

ACP (City) Narendra Kadiyan told The Indian Express that police reached the spot soon after the incident. “We are investigating the matter. No arrests have been made. The robbery attempt was foiled by the guard. His cries for help alerted others in the building,” Kadiyan said.

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