MORMUGAO: Three armed robbers fired at police while escaping on motorcycle after a failed robbery near MES College at Zuarinagar.
Two shots were fired by robbers, which went off target, to prevent police from catching them. One home guard sustained minor injuries on his leg. All three robbers escaped in the nearby forest taking advantage of darkness. The incident happened at around 2.30 am early morning today.
Police team from Vasco police station arrived at the crime scene after they were alerted by a caller about the presence of robbers inside a closed bungalow. The owner of the bungalow is settled abroad. Police found three robbers inside the bungalow.
Robbers fired one round towards police and jumped from the compound and tried to escape on motorbike.
Second round was fired when another police tried to block their bike. All the police stations were alerted and police effected nakabandi in the area.
The bike used in the crime was recovered around 2 kms away from the crime scene. Robbers could not take away any valuables from the house.