Ranchi: Unidentified criminals looted Rs 7 lakh from a staffer of a petrol pump in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district on Wednesday, police said.

According to police, three criminals on a motorcycle looted Rs 7 lakh from a staff member of Netaji Petrol Pump located on the GT Road in Dhanbad district, which is around 220 km from Ranchi.

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“The staffer was going on a two-wheeler to deposit the cash in a bank when three bike-borne miscreants threw chilly in his eyes and decamped with the bag containing the cash”, police said.

An operation has been launched to arrest the criminals.