Two women, including a senior citizen, were robbed off cash and jewellery worth Rs 5 lakh on Monday afternoon in Vikaspuri area of west Delhi. The incident occurred when the duo was on their way from their residence to the HDFC bank in a rickshaw to deposit their jewellery. Police said two youths on a bike snatched the bag from them at around 1:30 pm.
“Manjeet Kaur (60) was on her way to deposit jewellery at the bank along with her daughter-in-law Harjeet Kaur. Few metres away from their house, two bikers snatched the bag they were carrying,” V Renganathan, Additional commissioner of police (West) said. Police added that the two started from their H-Block Vikaspuri residence at around 1:15 pm and were heading towards the bank in a rickshaw. When they reached the C-Block intersection two bikers stopped them.
According to the complaint filed with the police, Kaur alleged that two bikers forcibly took away the bag from Manjeet Kaur containing jewellery worth Rs 5 lakhs and Rs 15,000 cash.
Manjeet’s husband runs an event management company and Harjeet’s husband is also looking after the company. Police suspects that the bikers had information about the belongings the women were carrying.
“Their faces were not covered and with the help of the victims and eyewitnesses, we are trying to make the sketches of the accused. We are working on a few leads,” said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity.