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Haryana bank heist: Two suspects arrested

Chandigarh: Haryana Police Thursday said two suspects have been arrested and over 10 kg of ornaments recovered in the daring bank locker heist in Gohana town.

Burglars had dug a 125-feet-long tunnel from an adjoining building and broken into the locker room of the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB). The burglars opened 89 of the over 350 lockers in the room. The heist came to light Monday.

Sonipat district police chief Arun Singh told the media that Balraj and Surinder were arrested for the bank robbery in Gohana, 210 km from here.

"Two suspects have been arrested. We have recovered over 10 kg ornaments from a bag hidden in a brick kiln in a nearby village. We are trying to apprehend two other suspects, Satish and Rajesh," the police official said.

Police have booked bank officers for negligence.

Angry customers have been agitating outside the bank branch since Monday. They claim they had lost millions in the form of jewellery and cash.

The Prime Minister's Office had sent a senior security officer to Gohana Tuesday to help police in the investigation.

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