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Robbers steal` 5 lakh from medical store

mumbai Updated: Aug 24, 2010 01:10 IST

Unidentified men broke into a medical store a few metres away from the Mumbai police commissioner’s office, and robbed Rs 5 lakh from the counter on Monday.

According to the Azad Maidan police, the robbers knew exactly where the cash was located. The owner of the Lifeline Medical and General store Vasant Surana received a call from locals that the shutter of his shop was broken. When Surana rushed to the shop he saw that the drawer of his desk was broken and the cash was missing.

Nagin D. Ranawat, Surana’s brother said, “We found both the locks were broken while the cash kept in the was missing.”

Surana and Ranawat then registered a complaint with the police station. Officers said they had registered a case of house break-in against unknown persons and further investigation are on.

“We suspect that this is the work of an insider as the robbers knew where Surana stored the cash,” said Bhaurao Bhawale, senior police inspector of Azad Maidan police station.

Surana who was in a state of shock said, “This is the second incident of robbery in my store.”

Six years ago a similar house break-in took place in the same medical store. One person was arrested.

The shopkeepers in the area confirmed that this is not the first case of robbery that has come to light.