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Four women con Sec-34 jeweller

Negligence caused a Sector-34 jeweller a diamond necklace worth Rs 7 lakh, when four women managed to whisk it from right under his nose on Friday afternoon. Pardeep Bansal, the owner of PNR Jewellers in Sector 34, complained to the police that four women with their faces covered with scarves and sunglasses managed to steal a diamond set worth Rs 7 lakh from his shop.

chandigarh Updated: Oct 21, 2012 00:02 IST
Monica Sharma

Negligence caused a Sector-34 jeweller a diamond necklace worth Rs 7 lakh, when four women managed to whisk it from right under his nose on Friday afternoon.

Pardeep Bansal, the owner of PNR Jewellers in Sector 34, complained to the police that four women with their faces covered with scarves and sunglasses managed to steal a diamond set worth Rs 7 lakh from his shop. He said this episode took place even as he, his son, their staff members and the security guard were present at the shop.

Bansal said the four, believed to be from Nepal, got off two separate rickshaws outside his shop and were wearing long coats. While one of the four sat on the security guard's chair outside complaining of suffocation and another stood close to the counter, the other two walked into the shop. To distract our attention from the counter, Bansal said, the woman at the counter went to ask the security guard for a light to smoke a cigarette.

Expressing his inability to identify the woman, the security guard said as she was wearing sunglasses, all he could make out was that she had short hair. As the security guard went around looking for a matchbox, the woman re-entered the shop and smartly picked up a diamond set off the counter and hid it in her jacket. Police said the woman tried marching out of the shop, but panicked when she saw the security guard return to push away a beggar.

Before walking out of the shop, however, she mumbled something in a different language and the other three followed her, leaving the salesperson bewildered over this sudden walk out.

It was later in the evening during stock checking that the jeweller realised the diamond set was missing. The owner went through the CCTV footage of the entire day and found out the culprits.

The police was informed about the incident and the CCTV footage is being used to identify the women.

The shopkeeper said he was new to the business, as he had opened the shop about a month back for his son who had returned from the United States.