In the wee hours of Tuesday, around 12 people tried to break into the Axis Bank branch in the city. The chest reportedly had Rs 925 crore.
The security guards at the Axis Bank chest in Jaipur today foiled a sensational robbery bid and saved Rs 925 crore. In the wee hours of Tuesday, around 12 people tried to break into the Axis Bank branch in the city. The chest reportedly had Rs 925 crore. While the whole incident was captured on CCTV cameras, the robbers could not complete their mission to loot the bank because of a guard, who was present on the bank premises.
The guard, whose identity has not yet been revealed, according to media reports, fired a shot in the air to stop the burglars from entering. He then alerted police in the nearby area also. Hearing the sound of the shot, 12 people returned to the car from which they had come to loot the bank.
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Police have been alerted about the incident and the security has been tightened around the city. The CCTV is being examined by police officials to find more about the 12 masked criminals, who tried to loot the bank.
The chest branch of Jaipur is where all money of other Axis banks in the state are deposited and supplied from. Police are trying to find more evidence of the incident by examining the video.
According to local media reports, the 12 masked bandits had first attacked the security guard outside the bank and tied his hands and feet. They then asked him to give the key to the bank, but the guard denied to give it to them. On seeing this, the guards who were inside the bank alerted the nearby police station about the robbery attempt. When the miscreants tried to enter the bank by force, one of the security guards fired a round in the air to threaten them. As soon as the miscreants tried another attempt to enter the bank, they heard the police siren from a distance and escaped the area. The police are currently on a lookout for the 12 people who were involved in the incident.