Man Apprehended for Trying to Rob Bank in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A 30-year-old man was nabbed for allegedly firing inside a private bank and trying to rob it, police said on Tuesday.

The robbery was attempted in the afternoon at the private bank in northwest Delhi’s Model Town. The accused, suspected to be a vagabond and told he wanted to withdraw cash. On the bank employee demanding the cheque, he took out a pistol from his bag and fired in the air. He later said that he wanted cash, following which the bank staff raised an alarm and informed the police.

The police on receiving information about the firing from a passerby swung into action immediately. Around 2.40 pm, a PCR call was received regarding a shooting incident in an HDFC Bank branch at Gujrawala in Model Town. A patrolling team reached the branch and overpowered the “armed robber”, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Jitendra Meena said.

Raja- was detained by the police officials. A case has been registered against him. A semi-automatic pistol, two magazines, seven live and five empty cartridges were recovered from his possession.

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