Once Swapnil needed to go to the bank to open one FD. After taking his breakfast, he started and reached there in next 15 minutes. It was then say around 10 AM in the Saturday morning. The bank was yet to open. As it opened in just next 5 minutes, Swapnil went inside and after quering all the details, went to the correct person. He was told to be seated. So he did. The man after completing a small work of his, concentrated on Swapnil’s request.
Swapnil was well discussing and doing the needful. As time passed, the crowd started becoming more and more noticible inside the bank. Swapnil was sometimes doing the needful, sometimes discussing few things with the bank person and at rest of the times while the bank person was working on his FD, he was looking at his work or looking around seeing others around him.
Its not that Swapnil dint notice a handful of guys as well of age ranging from 20 – 30, among all, but never ever judged that they would change colour suddenly in such a way, and so only dint notice them so specifically. They came with a full proved plan and so only came like common person. But just after they came, in another 5 minutes, suddenly took out their arms from their pockets, back of their trousers etc and rotating their gunpoint periodically to all shouted and said,
“Everyone, be there where you are now. We are now going to rob this bank. Also what you have with you give to us. Please dont try to play tricks with us or inform police or else you would push your lives to danger.”
In the meantime before they attacked, all three of them actually spreaded in different portions of the bank. So wherever each was standing, from there, covering a certain distance pointed their guns and shouted. Also their plan was to enter like common man, so that noone suspects and no common man is checked at the entrance of the bank, though a security guard is there. The guard is there only to protect with his gun when any robbery takes place like this. But this one is completely happening inside and the security has no knowledge of what is happening inside.
Also these robbers’ plan were to take all the items in small black suitcases they had carried with them and also would make it clear to all while leaving not to follow them, nor inform or shout as and when they go out, or else if by those the security guard or anyone outside the bank comes to know, then they would be forced to fire.
Now Swapnil in the meantime has got up from the chair and silently taken position in front of one of the robbers, leaving his documents and all other things on the table itself. All inside the bank were immediately told to give their cell phones as well and then put their hands up. The robbers’ plan next were to get hold of the manager and open lockers, cupboards and all that were there to take out all money and ornaments.
But Swapnil knew that he has to utilize his wit at the most to save all from this robbery. He had helped a lot of friends of his till now with his wisdom, but this is his actual challenge. He has to play something safe so that the robbers are also forced to leave the bank without robbing and also noone is hurt. He was thinking deep and finally came across a trick.
As one of the robbers pointing their gun at one hand came to Swapnil, like they did to other two before, to ask for his cell and other things all that he had, Swapnil immediately looking at one ventilator, pretended as if he has not noticed the robber asking for all his belongings, and found it more important to silently wave his hand and say “No” to someone. The robber naturally saw this and immediately turned around like a tornado and said,
“Who is that? And what is he telling? Listen I am warning you..no tricks with us.” Then turning to Swapnil asked, “Whats the matter? Whom did you wave and said no?”
Swapnil as was expecting for this question said, “No sir actually, I dont know how, but somehow someone outside the bank might have come to know about this robbery and came to verify that through that ventilator. And he found noone else but me to tell that he had come to know about this robbery and so is informing the nearest police station immediately. So I waved and tried to tell that we are already all in danger and by calling police dont push us into more danger.”
The robber immediately looked up at the ventilator, Swapnil talked about, and found noone naturally.
Swapnil continued, “Sir he has gone, but I am more afraid that by now he might have informed the police also and the policemen have also started for here, as I felt the person at the ventilator was not ready to listen to me, but only dreamt of becoming hero.”
The robber immediately turned around and looked at his other mates periodically. He knew that all his other mates have also heard what Swapnil just said. But they were looking at each other to decide what they would do next. They knew they also cant continue robbing as the police could be there anytime and then they wont be saved even after exchanging few rounds of bullets, as in these cases mostly the police come in huge groups and they were just 3 in number.
So since they have missed this chance, they know they cant try to rob this bank again as after this, a huge protection would be taken. So would they let this chance go away fully or rob some and run away. They thought, they had no idea about where this police would be now and since they would take some time even to take few, they nodded among themselves, left all, though very few, may be like one or two cell phones and money purses they had had collected till now, and still keeping on pointing their guns went out of the bank door and while going out also put all their arms in their pockets again before the security guard gets to see them and ran away.