Three unidentified men on Tuesday robbed a petrol pump at Palsana on Ahmedabad-Mumbai highway of Rs 50,000 at gunpoint.
According to police sources, the incident took place at Shree Petrol pump near Karan village in Palsana taluka of Surat district, on National Highway 8. Two youths, posing as customers, reached the petrol pump on a bike while a third walked directly to the cash cabin and threatened cashier Pratap Chauhan. The youth then took Rs 50,000 cash.
There were four employees working at the petrol pump at the time of the incident. Upon hearing Chauhan’s shout for help, they tried to rush to him but the youths who were posing as customers thrashed them and took their phones.
The staff then escaped to a hotel nearby and sought help of the guard present. The guard then tried to stop the robbers but they fired at him. While he was unhurt, the youths fled the spot.
Palsana police have filed a complaint against three unidentified men. Meanwhile, the CCTV footage of the area remained unclear due to fog in the air.
Surat district superintendent of police A M Muniya said, “The accused were speaking in Hindi and we are looking for them. We are also looking for the criminals who were earlier arrested in highway petrol pump robbery case. At present there is no lead into the incident.”