Employees rang the alarm, and raised a ruckus, after which the robbers had to flee.

Watch A robbery attempt at Hyderabad Muthoot Finance that failed Screenshot from the CCTV footage
news Crime Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 17:23

Unidentified men tried to rob a branch of the Muthoot Finance at gunpoint in Hyderabad on Tuesday, but had to beat a hasty retreat after alert employees rang the alarm.

According to reports, five people were part of the plan, with one person waiting in the car, while four others went into the building.

CCTV footage shows two men at the counter, before one man looks behind him to see two more men enter.

With what seems like a signal, the man jumps over the counter and pulls out a knife, while the two new entrants pull out a gun.

Police said the incident occurred at 10.10am.

"Four members came at around 10am asking for a loan. I asked them for local address proof. As we were talking, one man climbed on top of the counter, jumped across, and took out a knife. I even saw a gun. Soon, we alerted the locals from the window, and also switched on the alarm, after which they ran away. Nothing was stolen," an employee told the police.  

The Cyberabad police have launched a manhunt, to nab the accused. Further details are awaited.

In December last year, an inter-state gang of dacoits was involved in a Muthoot Finance gold heist in RC Puram on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

Four conmen had gained access to the Muthoot office by posing as CBI officials, before threatening the staff with weapons and escaping with gold ornaments valued at about Rs 10 crore.

The gang also took away the hard disk, which stored the CCTV footage, with them.

They escaped in a black Scorpio car, which was caught on CCTV, and helped the police track them down. They were later arrested.

Watch the CCTV footage of the latest incident below.

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