14 September 2019
Jharsuguda: One robber has been arrested in the case of loot from Belpahar branch of AXIS Bank in Jharsuguda district. Over Rs 10 lakh loot was looted from the bank on September 4.
On September 5, five masked armed robbers had arrived at the bank in a numberless white Scorpio and took the bank staff and customers at gunpoint. Next, they looted the money from the cash counter; and next snatched the money and mobile phones from the customers before fleeing from the spot.
A team of Jharsuguda police led by SP Aswini Kumar had begun a probe after the loot. Based on the bank’s CCTV footage and usage of stolen ATM card, the team reached Muzaffarpur in search of the dacoits. They were successful in apprehending one Niraj Thakur (38) and are in search of another five also involved in the robbery.
Jharsuguda SP Aswini Kumar has assured that the rest of the robbers would very soon be arrested.