MULTAN-Over a dozen armed dacoits robbed Rs10 million from the branch of a private bank here Bahawalpur bypass, the police sources said on Saturday.

The police said that over dozen robbers came to the bank located in Shaukat Plaza at Bahawalpur bypass on three cars. They held the bank staff hostage at gunpoint. Police sources said that the robbers remained in the bank for over half an hour and looted the bank staff. The robbers also manhandled some bank workers, who tried to put up resistance. A bank source claimed that the robbers took away Rs20 million cash. However, police sources did not confirm the information.

The Shah Shamas Police rushed to the spot after the incident and started investigation. All top officials of Multan police also reached the spot after receiving the information.