Members of Satellite Club in Kumbolgodu near Kengeri were in for a shock late on Tuesday night when about 10 to 12 dacoits, armed with machetes and other weapons, barged into the club, rounded them up and robbed them.
The dacoits escaped with `7.6 lakh in cash and 250 gm of gold. Around 11.45 pm on Tuesday night, the dacoits threatened guards Mariswamy and Anand, and Manjunath, a canteen worker, who were at the main entrance of the club and tied them up.
They then entered the club’s main building from the rear door and first threatened Prabhakar, the cashier and took away the money he had with him.
They broke all the glass windows of the club to create fear among the club members. They then rounded up about 25 people present in the club and robbed them of their valuables and cash.
Before leaving the club, they also broke the phones of everyone at the club, so that no one could inform the police.
“The dacoits spoke in a mix of Hindi and Kannada. Although some members have been asking security to be improved in the club, nothing has been done yet. There are no CCTV cameras in the club either. We believe the act was done by someone who knew the club and its lack of security,” police officials said.
“No major injuries have been reported and the dacoits used their weapons only to threaten the members,” police said.
Senior police officials visited the club and a team has been formed to investigate the dacoity.