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Armed miscreants loot Rs 16.80 lakh from SBI branch

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017,18:07 IST By anju A A A

Deoghar/Jharkhand | Armed miscreants today looted Rs 16.80 lakh from a branch of State Bank of India at Baajlachowk in Deoghar district, police said.

Six armed miscreants entered the SBI branch at Baajlachowk in the district and took the branch manager and other employees hostage at gun point and looted the money.

After looting the money they fled from the branch.

On being informed of the incident, DIG (Santal Paragana), Akhilesh Jha and Deoghar Superintendent of Police, A Vijayalaxmi along with police force rushed to the bank for investigation.

Confirming the incident, Vijayalaxmi said the miscreants took away the mobile phones of the employees.

She said the miscreants entered the bank posing as customers and escaped within 10 minutes after looting the amount.

We are verifying CCTV footages of the bank to apprehend the culprits, some of them have already been identified, Vijayalaxmi said. adding that a massive raids were going on for the purpose.