30 kg gold robbed in Ludhiana in 20 minutes

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Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) In a daring heist, five armed robbers on Monday decamped with 30 kg gold from the industrial city Ludhiana in Punjab within 20 minutes after tying staff members with a rope.

The stolen gold is worth Rs 12 crore.

The dacoity was reported at India Infoline Finance Limited (IIFL) on the Gill Road around 11am. The crime was recorded on CCTVs, police said.

The crime spot located just opposite to a Crime Investigation Agency’s office.

The IIFL staff raised an alarm when the robbers fled, Police Commissioner Rakesh Aggarwal told the media.

At the time of the incident, five employees were present in the office and no customer was there.

This is the second major robbery in Ludhiana in the past 20 days. On January 29, four armed assailants looted two kg gold jewellery from V.K. Jewellers.

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