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Theft at jewellery showroom in Jaipur: Burglars cut hole in shop wall

Jewellery and other valuables worth more than 50 lakh were stolen from a jewellery showroom at Gopalpura Chauraha in the city late on Thursday night.

| Updated:
February 1, 2018 1:04 am
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Jewellery showroom theft at Gopalpura Choraha in Jaipur.

Jaipur: Jewellery and other valuables worth more than 50 lakh were stolen from a jewellery showroom at Gopalpura Chauraha in Jaipur late on Thursday night. The burglars dug up a hole in the wall of the showroom housed in the second floor of a building and made away with the valuables.

The police have got footages of CCTVs installed at other shops in the area. The footages show at least three burglars leaving the area after committing the theft. The burglars remained in the showroom for at least two hours.

The showroom is owned by jeweller Harish Sahgal, a resident of Shanti Nagar. HE said that he had closed the showroom on Thursday evening. He was informed about the theft by his cashier on Friday morning.

Different versions of how burglars entered the showroom building have come up. The burglars used an iron angle, attached it with a rope and threw it on the rooftop of the building from an unoccupied plot in the back. Another version is that the burglars reached the rooftop of the building by jumping from the rooftop of the adjoining building.

The police found rope and other equipment used in climbing.

The burglars then dug up a hole in the wall of the showroom and stole 500 gram of gold and 70 kg of silver. The CCTVs installed in the shop were defunct, but the police got the footages from CCTVs installed at nearby shops.

The police suspect the involvement of someone known to the jeweller.

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First published: January 20, 2018
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