Robber snatches bag, shoots at chasing shop owner in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) A 37-year-old shop owner here was shot in the leg as he chased a robber who fled with his bag containing cash, a police official said on Monday.

The incident occurred around 11 a.m. when Satyapal, who runs a grocery shop, was leaving for home from a gym in Dwarka South Sector-7 area, the police official said.

When he put the bag on the rear seat of his car, the robber took it out and started running. Satyapal gave him a chase over some distance, the official said.

Satyapal claimed he was carrying Rs 30,000 in cash and an ATM card in the bag.

“The robber first fired in the air and then fired a shot at Satyapal’s leg and fled from the spot. The entire episode was captured on the CCTV of a nearby shop,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Surender Kumar told IANS.

The injured shop owner was admitted to a nearby private hospital where his condition is said to be out of danger. “We are investigating the case and examining the CCTV footage,” the DCP said.

Prima facie it appears to be a case of personal animosity, the police said. A case has been registered.