Sambalpur: Unidentified armed miscreants looted cash and valuables from office of a finance company at Budharaja under Ainthapali police limits in Odisha’s Sambalpur town today.
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.
On being informed, police reached the spot and started investigation. The CCTV footage of the office is being examined to identify the looters.
Till last reports came in, frisking of vehicles was conducted at major entry points of the town in a bid to apprehend the culprits.
Involvement of an inter-state dacoity gang is suspected in the incident as the wrongdoers were communicating with each other in Hindi.