Gang ambushes van, loots Rs 27 lakh

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Chittoor, May 31 (UNI) A three-member gang today looted Rs 27 lakh from a van carrying the cash to a private dairy farm in Kothapallimitta for disbursal of salary and dues to vendors.

Police here said the gang, travelling by a jeep, ambushed the van and brandished sharp-edged weapons at the three staff members on the vehicle before decamping with the cash.

The incident occurred when the employees were proceeding to the dairy farm after withdrawing the amount from the State Bank of India's main branch in the town.

Efforts were on to nab the gang which committed the daring robbery and vehicle checks intensified.

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