It was a cakewalk for two robbers who found a flat door left ajar in a five-storey Mhada building in Dadar on Wednesday.
They walked in to the third floor house and found a 32-year-old woman cooking. Whipping out a revolver and pointing to her head, they asked her to hand over all the gold jewellery she was wearing as well as the ornaments in the house.
“The victim Suman Namdev was alone at home cooking in the kitchen when the accused entered through the door that was left open. They threatened to shoot her if she did not comply with their demand,” said senior police inspector P Tiwatne from RAK Marg.
He added, “We are yet to find out if the revolver was real or fake.” After the woman handed over the jewellery worth Rs 1.5 lakh to the robbers, they tied her hands and legs with a towel.
“They bolted the third floor flat from the outside and fled,” added Tiwatne.
Suman is a homemaker and lives with her husband Suresh Namdev, a garment dealer, and two children.
When the incident took place, her husband was away at work and her two children were at school.
Suman or her neighbours refused to talk.
The building does not have a watchman and has not witnessed an incident like this before, said the residents.