LAHORE Dacoits robbed the Habib Bank Limiteds Lytton Road branch, situated few meters from the local police station, in broad daylight on Monday and fled away after collecting cash and valuables worth Rs 300,000 at gunpoint. Eyewitnesses said that three armed bandits riding on a Suzuki Cultus car appeared outside the HBL Lytton Branch situated opposite to the Janazgah at about 2:30pm on Monday. The bandits held up the security guard at gunpoint and tried to enter the bank. As the guard later identified as Zulifqar Hussain offered resistance, the robbers hit him with the rifle butts and also severely tortured him. Later, they barged into the bank, held up the visitors and bank staff hostage at gunpoint and escaped after collecting Rs 300,000 from the cashier-counter. The bandits committed the robbery in haste as they fled away after snatching the cash only available at the cash-counter. They did not demand more money from the bank staff while there was sufficient cash available at the bank, a police source commented. The robbers managed to escape from the scene on their car without any resistance while the police reached the spot one hour after the incident took place. The injured security guard was rushed to a nearby hospital where his condition was reported to be out of danger. Bank officials told the reporters that the police concerned did not respond to the daylight robbery despite they timely contacted the police to inform about the incident. Police sources said that the CCTV cameras installed in and outside the bank were out of order for the last several months. The bank administration did not bother to get the cameras repaired, police officials said. The Lytton Road police have registered the case on the complaint of Syed Abid Hussain, Assistant Manager at the bank branch.