The heist occurred in the service lane of the Yamuna Expressway. The police said the vehicle plies regularly on the Jewar-Greater Noida route.
At about 5.00 a.m. when the cab carrying eight workers was headed for Rustampur village to pick up a worker, the driver found stones blocking the service lane.
As soon as he alighted to clear the obstacle, about a dozen unidentified robbers, hiding in bushes and crops and armed with pistols, iron rods and knives, attacked the workers, beat them and looted cash, mobile phone and other belongings and fled the spot.
The victims drove to the Rabupura police station and lodged a complaint. They, however, alleged police have not made any attempt to arrest the culprits.
"We have registered a case and are trying to arrest the robbers," said the Greater Noida superintendent of police (Rural) to IANS.
--IANS (Posted on 03-12-2013)