In yet another case of armed robbery reported from trans Yamuna area, a 31-year-old jeweller was shot at and robbed of cash and jewellery worth lakhs of rupees by three unidentified armed robbers in northeast Delhi's Khajoori Khas on Thursday evening.
Police said the robbers had entered the jeweller's shop and held the jeweller and his three staff hostage on gun-point. They fired at the jeweller when he resisted their robbery attempt. The injured jeweller, identified as Deepak, was admitted at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. His condition was stated to be serious, said a police officer.
According to the officer, Deepak lives with his family in Bhajanpura area and runs a jewellery shop in Karawal Nagar. On Thursday, he was at his shop with his two employees, Amit and a female staff, when four men wearing helmets arrived there on two motorcycles.
“While three of them entered the shop the other one remained outside. Without removing their helmet, the trio and pointed their pistols on the three victims. They threatened to kill them if they raised any alarm. While they were ransacking the shop, Deepak’s father Madan Lal arrived. They pushed him out of the shop and tried to flee. When Deepak tried to catch them, the robbers fired three bullets at him. One of them hit him in his thigh,” said the officer adding a case of robbery was registered at the Khajoori Khas police station.
Cases of armed robbery have gone up especially in trans Yamuna areas in the recent past. Some of the sensational armed robbery cases, involving huge cash, are still unsolved.
On June 27, a similar robbery took place in east Delhi’s Madhu Vihar in which around Rs 22 lakh cash was robbed on gunpoint from an employee of a petrol pump by a group of bike-borne robbers. Even as the entire robbery was captured in two different CCTV cameras installed close to the crime spot, the east Delhi police have failed to make any breakthrough in the case.
CCTV footgae: Robbers loot 22 lakh at gun point from petrol pump staff in broad daylight
HT has accessed the video footage of the CCTV cameras which shows at six robbers intercepting the petrol pump employee Sanjay Chauhan’s motorcycle and on gunpoint forcing him to part with the bag containing cash. The entire robbery was witnessed by several people as it had occurred around 10 in the morning in a residential locality.
On June 24, another robbery of Rs 22 lakh was reported at the Farsh Bazar police station in which unidentified armed robbers entered the office of a plastic chemical factory owner and made away with the cash. There has been no breakthrough in either of the two robbery cases.