Robbers loot Rs five lakh at gunpoint, police say CCTV mandatory in petrol pumps
Posted by News Desk on Thursday 11th of August 2011 07:18:08 PM
Noida: The petrol pumps across the city have become a hot target of criminal these days. In one such daring incident, five lakh rupees have been looted from a cashiers’ bag in broad daylight in Alpha one Sector petrol pump in Greater Noida. The gang of robbers came in their Alto car and robbed the cashier on gun point. Meanwhile, police have sent several teams to nab the thieves.
Taking a note of increasing cases of robbery at the petrol pumps and the banks, the city police has written a letter to the management of banks and the petrol pumps to install closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) for surveillance at their premises. However, the police issued a warning that a case of negligence will be registered against the bank manager and petrol pumps owner in case they don’t comply with the directions. “Cameras are already installed on our premises and we ensure to monitor it regularly” said Dheeraj, Manager at the Sector 38 HP petrol pump near the GIP Mall.
The direction followed as case of looting at a petrol pump came to light a few days back, where a few men in their car robbed the manager at the Kasana area and injured him severely.
The police was left with no clue as there was no CCTV footage that can help them in their investigations.
SP Rakesh Kumar Jolly confirmed that a letter has been circulated to all petrol pump owners and Bank managers asking them to install CCTV cameras by the end of this month failing which the police will register a case against them. However, the branch manager at the ICICI bank at Sector 18 market differs “We haven’t received any communication so far, though CCTVs are already installed in our bank”