Unidentified robbers looted Rs 70 lakh from cash-van belonging to Bank of Maharashtra on the Pandharpur-Sangola road in Solapur district in Maharashtra on Wednesday.
According to police, Bank of Maharashtra’s Sangol branch’s bank manager Amol Bhosle along with other employees were taking the cash in a car for depositing it in the bank’s Pandharpur branch.
Police personnel further said that when the car reached near Sangewadi village, another car started following them and forced the bank manager to stop the car. Four people broke the windscreen of the bank manager’s car, flung chilli powder and took them on gunpoint.
The police further stated that the robbers after taking them on gunpoint snatched the two bags filled with cash and fled the spot.
Bank of Maharashtra’s Sangol bank manager has filed a complaint with the Pandharpur rural police station.