Lahore: Rs1.1m taken away in swift bank robbery
LAHORE: A swift gang of 10 robbers on Thursday looted Rs1.1 million from a bank branch in Shadbagh police limits, injured two security guards on duty, and fled the scene finishing their job in three minutes. Police said the robbers entered Habib Bank Limited Gol Bagh branch at 4:26pm, overpowered four armed security guards, looted cash from the cash counter and fled within three minutes.
A police official said an armed guard who was sitting behind a bunker did not dare to open fire on the suspects who pulled him out and injured him with butts of guns.
He said seven CCTV cameras installed in and outside the bank captured the whole episode and police were trying to trace the robbers with the help of the footages. The official said the suspects who were communicating with each other in Pasthu during the robbery, fled the scene on motorcycles. Police registered a case on the complaint of bank manager Qaiser Abbas.