Gurugram: In a shocking incident, ₹1 crore was stolen in broad daylight in Gurugram from a van of a cash collection company by three armed men on Monday.
According to police, the incident took place on Monday afternoon when the accused threw red chilli powder into the eyes of the driver and the guard. They then held them, hostage, at gunpoint and fled with a bag of cash containing around ₹ 1 crore.
The incident took place around 2:45 pm when employees of S&IB Company went to collect cash from a Maruti showroom on Sohna Road near Subhash Chowk, police said.
The van was parked outside the showroom when a company employee, Akhilesh, went into the showroom to collect cash.
Van driver Ranjit and guard Vipin were in the van, following which three armed robbers arrived, held them at gunpoint and then fled with the money.
Police have launched an investigation as they are examining the CCTV footage obtained from the crime spot.
Vipin told police that they had collected the money from 10 points and over ₹ 1 crore was in the van, which was to be deposited in an HDFC bank branch in Sector 53.
“We are on the job and the accused will be nabbed soon,”ACP (Sadar), Aman Yadav said.
(With agency inputs)