Watches worth Rs 1.5 crore looted from showroom

Published: 23rd March 2013 07:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd March 2013 07:55 AM   |  A+A-

A day after the Punjagutta police detected a major theft case and recovered diamond studded gold ornaments worth Rs 25 lakh from the inter-state thieves, unidentified persons on Friday gained entry into a watch store and decamped with branded watches worth Rs 1.5 crore.

According to police, the accused are reportedly professional robbers who barged into Kamal Watch Co at Punjagutta by breaking open the shutter with gas cutters. They stole at least 250 branded watches like Rado and Legend. Police estimate that the theft would have taken place in the wee hours of Friday.

Rajendra Totla, owner of Kamal Watch Co, lodged a police complaint and said one of the partners, Neeraj, had locked the shutter Thursday night and left. The staff who came to the shop Friday morning noticed the open shutters and alerted the shop owner.

Inspector K Sattaiah Yadav said cops immediately rushed to the spot along with the clues team, sniffer dogs and collected samples.

On Thursday, Punjagutta police recovered Rs 25 lakh worth diamond studded gold ornaments that were stolen from a jewellery shop last month.

The three accused native of Ahmedabad were also nabbed in connection with the theft.

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