Cash stolen from Calangute petrol pump

A locker containing cash of Rs 3.85 lakh was stolen from the Calangute petrol pump after the security guard was assaulted in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Details available with Calangute police late Tuesday evening revealed that a robber assaulted the security guard on duty and confined him to a room, before decamping with the safe locker containing the cash.

Incidentally, the petrol pump is located in close proximity to the Calangute police station.

Acting on a complaint, Calangute Police went to the site and Police Inspector Nolasco Raposo pressed fingerprint experts and a dog squad into service. Some clues have been obtained from the crime scene, police said.

Other security guards and personnel at the petrol pump have also been interrogated.

SP North Vijay Singh and DySP Mapari later visited the site and took stock of the situation. [H]