Over Rs9m bank heist in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: Armed robbers looted Rs9.1 million from a private bank in broad daylight at busy Dabgari Garden area of the provincial metropolis on Thursday. Mohammad Ali, the manager of United Bank branch, told police that he was on duty when four masked men entered the building, held the staff at gunpoint and looted Rs9.1million at about 9am.
He said that all staff members were busy in routine work when robbers entered the bank, held them hostage and started collecting cash from the counter and strong room.
Another source said that robbers thrashed the security guard and snatched his rifle. “They (robbers) also took away the close circuit cameras with them,” he added.
However, police said that robbers didn’t take away close circuit cameras with them. They destroyed the footages, they added.
The source said that the bank was robbed for the second time during the last three years. He added that robbers had taken away over Rs5 million from the same branch in 2009. “The robbers involved in the previous incident have not been arrested so far,” he added.