Robbers hold bank staff hostage, loot Rs 5.62cr in cash, gold after attacking manager in Raigarh

Updated: Sep 19 2023 9:23PM

Raigarh, Sep 19 (PTI) Armed robbers targeted a leading private bank in Raigarh city of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday morning and decamped with cash and gold estimated to be worth more than Rs 5.62 crore after attacking and injuring its manager, police said.

The incident, during the robbers held the bank staff hostage, occurred at around 9.30 am at Jagatpur branch of Axis Bank located near Dimrapur Chowk under the city Kotwali police station limits, said Raigarh Superintendent of Police (SP) Sadanand Kumar.

“Around six to seven robbers barged into the bank and held employees hostage in a room,” he said.