Two gun-toting robbers loot ornaments worth Rs 30 lakh in Mysore

Published: 06th February 2013 10:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th February 2013 10:09 AM   |  A+A-

Two gun-toting robbers entered a jewellery shop here on Tuesday morning, gagged and trussed up the lone worker present and walked away with ornaments, mostly mortgaged, worth about Rs 30 lakh.

The incident which occurred in broad daylight has baffled the police as it went completely unnoticed by customers at the mobile eatery in front of the jewellery shop. The CCTV cameras in the shop were also switched off. The incident occurred at Royal Jewels owned by Jagadish on Sahukar Chennaih Road in T K Layout. Raju, an employee, opened the shop at 8.30 am.

Two men who were trailing him entered the store, pushed him into an inner room, gagged and tied him.

Pointing a gun at him, the Hindi-speaking robbers asked for the keys of the safe locker.

When he said he did not have it they searched and managed to locate it, cleared the locker and fled.

The incident came to light after Jagadish arrived at around 10 am. Fingerprint experts and sniffer dogs were rushed to the spot.

Though two CCTV cameras are installed inside the shop and another outside, the owner said they used to switch it off before pulling down the shutters everyday.   Police Commissioner K L Sudheer who visited the spot, said that a special team has been formed to nab the culprits.

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