Cuttack, 11 June-2014, TNN: Two armed miscreants looted Rs 8.63 lakh from petrol pump staff at gun point in Narsinghpur block in the district on Tuesday.
According to police, manager of Kishan Seva Kendra petrol pump, Prasant Sahoo, was carrying the money in a bag while one of his colleagues was driving the motorcycle. Two robbers intercepted them at Panchami square around 11.30am, snatched the money holding them at gun point and sped away. The victims raised an alarm, but it was too late. Upon receiving information, senior police officers reached the spot and started investigation.
Police said despite several reminders the traders were not informing them while carrying such huge amount of cash to the bank. “We have always asked local traders to inform us while transporting big amount of cash to banks, so that we can provide security to them. But no one pays heed to our words,” said Brahmanand Dehuri, an officer of Narsinghpur police station.