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Women who foiled Gurugram bank robbery rewarded

Gurugram: Gurugram Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar on Wednesday honoured and rewarded two women, who on Monday bravely fought off two armed men trying to rob an SBI money transfer centre.

Police on Tuesday had released CCTV footage showing two women fending off armed men that averted the bank robbery here.

Vimla Devi (45) and Poonam (28), employees of the State Bank of India`s money transfer branch in Badshahpur, overpowered Deepak (21) and Mohit (21) when they tried to rob the bank.

The Police Commissioner rewarded and honoured both the women with a cash prize of Rs 5,000 each and appreciation letters for their courage and presence of mind.

The footage showed the thieves entering the bank on Monday afternoon and pulling out pistols from a bag. They tried to take on Vimla and Poonam at gunpoint.

At the time of the incident, the women were alone in the branch. Instead of surrendering, they snatched the pistols and raised an alarm.

The assailants were sent to two days police remand by a court on Tuesday.