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Watch: Women staffers avert robbery at SBI in Gurugram, police to honour their bravery

India TV News Desk Gurugram April 04, 2017 17:09 IST
India TV News Desk

In an incident that saw a couple of brave bank employees set an example for others, two women bank staffers today foiled an armed robbery attempt in their office in Haryana’s Gurugram.

Vimla Devi (45) and Poonam (28), employees of State Bank of India's money transfer branch in Badshahpur, overpowered Deepak (25) and Mohit (25) when they tried to orchestrate a robbery inside the bank.

Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar said the two women would be rewarded and honoured.

The footage showed the thieves entering the bank on Monday afternoon and pulling out pistols from a bag. They tried to take on Vimla and Poonam at gun point. 

At the time of the incident, the women were alone in the branch. Instead of surrendering, they snatched the pistols and raised an alarm.

The footage also shows people, presumably from nearby, later entering the bank and thrashing up the alleged robbers. They were then handed over to the police. 

(WIth inputs from IANS)