Two arrested for armed robbery

Two arrested for armed robbery

Shillong, Sep 22: Two youths were arrested for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery in a bank last week.

East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police (SP), S. Nongtnger informed that on September 16 evening an armed robbery took place at Meghalaya Rural Bank, Ksehbilat Branch where two masked men entered the branch at about 5.15 pm-5.30 pm when only the lady branch manager was present in the bank.

They locked the branch from inside and forced her to open the strong room.

However, due to her courage and presence of mind of failing them to open the safe, the robbers robbed an amount of Rs. 10,000 from the branch manager and took away the DVR of the CCTV to prevent detection.

Nongtnger said that an FIR on the incident was lodged by the Regional Manager, Meghalaya Rural Bank on September 17 at Madanrting police station.

After their investigation, police conducted a raid on September 21 night in the house of one of the suspects at Pomlakrai, Mawtharia.

In the raid, Heavy Jones Kurkalang, (25), was arrested after admitting to the crime and the weapon he used for the robbery was recovered under his mattress.

The East Khasi Hills, SP informed that on his leading, his accomplice Shiningstar Wahlang, (23) was arrested from Wahkdait, Dong Pata, Madanrting Block-G.

The DVR which was taken away was also recovered from the pond at Wahsnait.

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