Armed robbers steal gold worth $1.8m in broad daylight in northern India

CCTV footage captured armed robbers stealing 30 kilograms of gold from the office of a non-banking financial company in Ludhiana, Punjab.

Police said five armed men entered the premises at 11 am and fled with 1.8 million USD worth of gold.

The robbery took place In broad daylight, directly in front of the crime investigation agency office of the Punjab police division.

According to local reports, four masked men barged into the office armed with heavy weapons. Two men commanded the employees to provide them with the keys of the safe where the gold was kept, while two men restrained the other staffers with ropes. A fifth person waited in the parking lot to drive them away.

The employees informed the police but the assailants had already fled with the stolen gold.

Later, a police officer said: "We police have got the CCTV footage in which one can see the robbers and now we are investigating it."