Armed robbers loot shops in Ambala Cantt

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Ambala, May 6 (UNI) A gang of armed robbers stole cash and other valuable articles worth lakhs of rupees from six shops of Durganagar Bazar Gobindnagar Ambala Cantonment last night, police today said.

The criminals, with muffled faces were carrying firearms and sharp-edged weapons and had come on foot.

On reaching the bazar, they beat and tied up the guard when he refused to divulge the exact location of jewellery and liquor shops.

They took his whistle and stick and one of them started patrolling posing as the guard.

The thieves then broke open the shops one after the other, including those of grocery, stationery, artificial jewellery and ready made garments.

While Gaurav Sarpal owner of retail grocery shop stated that about Rs 8,000 in cash and articles worth around Rs 25000 were taken away from his shop, other shop owners complaint of only the cash being looted.

A motorcycle-borne man was also stopped by the criminals and robbed of mobile, cash and other belongings at pistol point.

Superintendent of Police K.V. Ramanna who visited the place along with DSP Rajesh Sharma and SHO, said that the Police had started investigation to nab the thieves.

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