Six robbers, who had tried to loot a branch of ICICI Bank here and later fled with a laptop and some other items late last month, have been arrested, police said on Thursday. The incident had taken place in the early hours of October 28 at the ICICI Bank branch situated at the Babasaheb Gawade Institute near Maratha Mandir theatre in the Agripada area of Central Mumbai, an official said. The arrests were made from Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh
over a period of time, he said.
At least seven robbers first beat up security guards of the bank and entered inside by threatening them, he said. They tied hands and legs of two guards with nylon ropes, put cello tape on their mouths, blindfolded and confined them in a room inside the bank, the official said. The robbers tried to break open the vault room and ATM machine with the help of gas cutters, but failed. Before escaping, they took a laptop, an insta banking machine and a mobile phone of one of the guards with them, he said.