While trying to escape after looting an estimated Rs 40 lakh from an ATM in Noida, robbers ran out of luck as people snatched away the looted cash.
The two men trying to run away, fell off from their bike but the drama did not end there. In a bid to get the crowd off their back, the duo threw money on the road. As a result, onlookers ran away with large amounts of currency notes scattered across the road.
According to police, the incident took place around 1.30 pm in Noida’s Sector 82. The security agency’s van was depositing cash in an ATM when the men, armed and on a motorcycle, conducted the heist.
As soon as the officials stepped out of the cash van to go to the ATM, two unidentified men got off their motorbike and opened fire. They then snatched the bag filled with around Rs 40 lakh cash.
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.
With the help of public, police managed to nab one while the other man escaped.
Police have so far recovered Rs 19.65 lakh. An FIR under section 394 of the Indian Penal Code (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) has been filed at the Noida Phase 2 police station and the investigation is being carried out.