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Thieves vandalise Punjab and Sind Bank, flee with guard’s gun

Police inspect the spot in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Police inspect the spot in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published on:February 20, 2014 12:46 am

Thieves tried to loot Punjab and Sind Bank at Dugri late on Tuesday. However, they failed to break the security and fled with the gun of the security guard. In a major security lapse, there was no security guard deployed on duty at the bank.

The incident came to light when employees found the shutter of the bank broken and the CCTV camera outside the bank damaged on Wednesday morning.

Assistant commissioner of police (Atam Nagar) Mukhtiyar Singh said, “Thieves made three to four attempts to open the lockers but failed. Nothing valuable is missing from the bank except a gun and few other articles.”

Police scanned the CCTV footage which showed three people with their faces covered entering the bank.

A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code has been registered with the Model Town police.

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