During daylight, some criminals robbed more than ₹18 lakh in cash from a private bank in Bihar’s East Champaran district. According to the police, four armed robbers entered the ICICI bank in the Sarotar area around 3pm and stole the money.
The criminals held the bank employees hostage at gunpoint and took the cash from the counters and cash chest. Witnesses reported that the criminals escaped on two motorcycles. This is the second robbery at an ICICI bank in East Champaran district in recent months.
On April 12, five armed robbers stole about ₹48 lakh from an ICICI bank in the main market area of Chakia. An eyewitness and bank employee described how the masked criminals threatened customers and staff with guns and took the money. The East Champaran superintendent of police has initiated an investigation and set up a special team to catch the culprits. The police estimate that ₹18.75 lakh was stolen.