Two motorcycle ridden criminals snatched Rs6.5 lakh from Lalmoti Shahdeo on Saturday some time after he withdrew the stolen amount from a bank in Pandra. While escaping the scene, the robbers fell in a ditch near Sundil, where they left their vehicle and fled with the money.
Superintendent of Police (City) Kishor Kaushal, Assistant Superintendent of Police (Kotwali) Anshuman Kumar and police officials from Pandra police outpost arrived at the scene and began investigations. The motorcycle left by the fleeing robbers has also been seized by police.
After withdrawing the money from the bank, Lalmoti, a contractor by profession, briefly stopped by a cement retail outlet.
As he was turning his car, with the money bag kept in the front passenger seat and the adjoining window half open, the robbers came speeding on their motorcycle and nabbed the bag.