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Firing at ATM centre; woman robbed of jewellery, cellphone in Hyderabad

A woman was robbed of her gold jewellery, cellphone and ATM card by an unidentified person after he terrorised her by firing inside an ATM in Yosufguda area here on Wednesday morning, police said.

The incident occurred at around 7.45 am when Lalitha (aged around 25), a private firm employee staying at a hostel in Madhura Nagar, went to the ATM to withdraw money, they said.

“The armed man had covered his face with a kerchief. When the woman entered the ATM centre, he suddenly came from behind and demanded her to give the valuables. When she refused, he fired on the wall and after terrorising her took away her gold chain and earrings (weighing around 20 grams),” SR Nagar Police Station Inspector GV Ramana Goud told a news agency.

The accused also snatched her ATM card before fleeing. He also attempted to withdraw money from the ATM, but failed to do so due to some technical problem, he said.

Police is verifying the CCTV footage and efforts are on to nab the accused, he said.

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