Jharsuguda: In a case of daylight robbery around five armed miscreants looted cash worth Rs 14 lakh from Belpahar branch of Axis bank on gunpoint this afternoon.
Eyewitnesses said that the miscreants who have covered their faces with masks kept customers and bank employees hostage before escaping with the cash.
“One of them was standing outside and told me that the bank was closed for some reason. However, I decided to visit the bank to enquire about the reason. As soon as I entered the bank another miscreant terrorized me with a pistol and even assaulted me. He took away my mobile phone and smashed it on the ground,” said an eyewitness.
Police have reached the spot and have started an investigation in this connection.