Pune: Burglars drill hole in jewellery shop, escape with gold worth Rs 1.23 crore

In a wide daylight heist, burglars drilled a gap into the wall of a jewelry store in Warje and escaped with gold ornaments really worth Rs 1.23 crore on Friday.

Anandkumar Verma (34), operator of the jewelry store, has lodged an FIR at Warje police station. Preliminary investigation has found that the burglars experienced hatched an elaborate plan to commit the heist.

Police reported Verma, a resident of Karve Nagar, operates the shop “Mauli Jewellers” located at Ganpati Matha on NDA Highway in Warje. Mauli Jewellers has a frequent wall with an adjacent store, wherever a bakery was operating earlier, but was shut a handful of days ago.

Burglars took this adjacent store on hire nearly a 7 days in the past indicating they wanted to get started Masala company at the location. Then they started out some home furniture perform at this rented store.

In the meantime, they kept a close look at on the movements at Mauli Jewellers. They realised that Verma was maintaining the jewellery shop shut concerning 2.30 pm and 5 pm every day. And on Friday, his personnel was on go away.

So getting advantage of the circumstance, the burglars prepared the heist in between 2.30 pm and 5 pm on Friday, just after Verma shut the jewellery shop. Law enforcement said in the course of this time, the burglars, pretending to do household furniture operate at the adjacent store, drilled a huge gap in the prevalent wall and entered Mauli Jewellers. Then they escaped with gold ornaments truly worth Rs 1.23 crore and escaped from the spot.

Law enforcement checked videos captured by CCTV cameras nearby and bought some clues about the burglars. Look for groups have been formed to nab them.

Sub inspector N A Mundhe, the investigating officer, explained: “For committing theft at the jewellery shop, the burglars experienced taken the adjacent store on rent a short while ago. They did not signal on any arrangement paper though getting the store on rent. Investigation is on.”

Police have booked the unidentified burglars below sections 454 and 380 of Indian Penal Code.