Sambalpur: In a major breakthrough in the sensational and broad day light robbery at Muthoot finance last month here, at least five dacoits involved in the crime were arrested from Patna in Bihar.
The dacoits were arrested from Patna after a joint operation by Odisha police and Bihar Special Task Force (STF), informed Sambalpur SP Sanjeev Arora.
Police seized 15 kg gold from their possession.
Odisha police with help of Bihar police managed to trace the accused who looted the cash and valuables from office of Muthoot finance at Budharaja under Ainthapali police limits on December 28 in Sambalpur town.
According to reports, as many as five persons, who had their faces covered, came in a white Maruti Suzuki Swift car and three of them barged into the office threatening the security guard at gunpoint.
They later thrashed some staff at cash counter and decamped with Rs 6 lakh and gold ornaments.