The criminals stabbed two security guards when they offered resistance.
Seven to eight robbers struck at the Money Gold Rathnam firm. “Two masked men entered it and sprayed some paint on the CCTV cameras,” a police officer told IANS.
Minutes later, five to six armed men with their faces covered barged in, cut off the wires of telephones and CCTV cameras and took the employees hostage. They escaped with over 30 kg gold.
Police put up barricades in the city in a bid to catch the criminals.