Thieves break into two jewelry stores and steal goods worth Rs 80L
Hagar (Madhya Pradesh): About eight to ten armed robbers targeted two jewelry shops and took away jewelry worth Rs 70-80 lakh. Notably, the jewelry store is located just 100 meters from the police outpost in Sarafa Bazaar, Agar.
CCTV footage showed eight to 10 armed robbers targeted Nakoda jewelers and Siddha Shree jewelers between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. and took gold and silver items kept in the shops. The thieves had covered their faces with a scarf.
The accused also tried to break the shutters of four other stores, but failed.
The defendants first targeted Nakoda’s jewelers. They broke locks with the help of the iron rod and carried away gold/silver jewelry kept in the store in three bags. Later, the accused targeted nearby Siddha Shree jewelers.
Incidents of theft arose in the morning after passers-by saw a damaged shutter and alerted the police.
Police prepare list of stolen goods
The police are preparing the list of stolen goods after talking to traders. Naval Singh Sisodia said armed miscreants stole property worth Rs 35-40 lakh.
Agar SP Rakesh Kumar Sagar has ordered a police officer, four constables and a traffic officer on site to reinforce the police help desk at Sarafa Bazaar.
Bullion dealers close their stores in protest
After the robbery, the Bullion Traders’ Association held dharna and closed their trading establishments for the day. The dharna was canceled after the police assured to find the accused within 48 hours. Shopkeepers threatened to shut down the city and launch an indefinite fast if the accused were not arrested within 48 hours.
Theft after the police left
CCTV footage revealed the defendants had been wandering the area since 2 a.m. Police were also present at the outpost until 2 a.m. the
In the CCTV scan of other locations, it was revealed that the defendants had been wandering around since 2am. The police were also present at the police station until 2 a.m. The thieves got stuck after the police left the area.
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2022, 8:55 PM IST