Miscreants rob gold shop, steal rings worth Rs 5 lakh

The accused youth diverted the owner’s attention and managed to escape from the shop with the jewellery box.
Image used for representational purpose only. (Express Illustrations)
Image used for representational purpose only. (Express Illustrations)

VIJAYAWADA: An unidentified youth along with another person robbed as many as 48 gold rings worth around Rs 5 lakh from a jewellery shop in Challapalli of Krishna district on Thursday night. According to Challapalli police, the accused youth entered ‘Swathi Jewellery’ shop in the town at around 9 pm on the pretext of purchasing gold ornaments.

While the owner of the shop Narayana Rao displayed the gold rings in a box, the accused youth diverted the owner’s attention and managed to escape from the shop with the jewellery box along with the other accused who was waiting on a motorcycle.

“The two accused hatched a plan to rob the shop. While one robbed the gold rings, the other planned an escape. A case has been registered and investigation is underway to catch the accused. We are verifying the CCTV camera footage and other evidences to identify the accused,” said the police.

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