Group of masked men Armed with gas cutters,steals Rs 3-cr worth gold with Rs.14 lakhs cash from bank

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

A group of masked men robbed Karnataka Gramina bank situated in Hosahalli in the outskirts of the city and made away with 15 kilograms of gold valuables worth Rs.3.5 crore and Rs.14 lakh cash on Saturday .

The accused gained entry into the bank cutting the window grills through gas cutter and escaped with the valuables .

The accused had kept a watch on the bank to study before committing the robbery on Saturday which is a bank holiday .

The robbery came to light when the staff came to work on Sunday.Senior police officials rushed to the spot and conducted a detailed probe.

The police are checking the CCTV footage from in and around the area for the clues to identify the accused .

The accused were wearing monkey caps and even though the burglar alarm was installed it did not went off .

The police suspecting the involvement of insiders and investigating .

The police are also questioning the night patrolling staff to know if they have come across any suspicious movements in and around the scene of crime .

Superintedant of Police,Mallikarjuna Baladandi along with senior police officials visited the spot and supervised the investigation.

Special teams formed to nab the culprits he added.