Sometimes, you need that extra bit of ‘luck’ in life, to pull off something you’ve planned. But in robbers’ case, when luck doesn’t favour them, then they are in big trouble and this was what happened to them when they looted an estimated Rs. 40 lakh from an ATM in Noida yesterday.
As soon as they stole the cash, they immediately got on their bike in the hope of living a lavish life but accidentally they fell off their motorbike while trying to escape from the spot.
The passersby who saw this incident ran away with large amounts of currency notes which got scattered across the road. Cops said that the incident took place at around 1:30 pm, when the security guards from a cash refilling agency arrived the State Bank of India ATM in Sector 82, under Noida’s Phase 2 police station limits, to refill the cash.
Just as when the officials came out of the cash van to step into the ATM, two unidentified men got off their motorbike and fired in the air after which, they snatched the bag filled with around Rs. 40 lakh cash, according to a police spokesperson.
“While trying to get away, their speeding motorcycle collided with another vehicle and the robbers fell down. At this point, the bag filled with cash opened and hundreds of currency notes were scattered across the road,” the spokesperson said.
Very soon, the passersby and locals surrounded around the robbers, one of whom fell into a drain while the other robber opened air in a bid to shoo the people away and his partner managed to flee from the spot, the official said.
As per the cops, amid all the disturbance, many of the passersby picked up the cash spread on the road and walked away. The police said adding that they later arrested the accused.
“The arrested accused has been identified as Nannhe, a native of adjoining Bulandshahr district, and a bag with Rs. 19.65 lakh was seized from him,” the spokesperson said.
Another packet was detained from him which had a pistol, 2 country-made guns and some ammunition, the official added that the motorcycle used in the crime was also seized.
When asked about the remaining money, a police official who is currently investigating the matter told news agency PTI that “The people present at the spot took away a lot of the scattered notes on the road during the incident.”
A police case or FIR under section 394 of the Indian Penal Code (deliberately causing hurt in committing robbery) has been filed at the Noida Phase 2 police station and the investigation is being carried out, the police said.