A group of around five men were caught by a passerby, while trying to steal the safe from a jeweller's shop at Waraich market of Basti Jodhewal area in the wee hours on Thursday, but they managed to give him a slip and decamped with gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 35,000.
The police at Basti Jodhewal police station have registered a case of burglary against unidentified burglars and have initiated probe.
Naresh Kumar, owner of Khurma Jewellers said that he came to know about the incident, after Prince, an acquaintance who caught them red-handed, informed him.
When Kumar reached the shop, he found that the burglars had decamped with gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 35,000. They also tried to take away the safe from the shop, but failed, after Prince noticed them and raised an alarm.
According to Prince, he was coming back after dropping one of his relatives at the railway station. When he reached Waraich Market, he saw five people loading a safe on a pick-up auto. He raised an alarm, following which the burglars fled leaving the safe behind.
He along with some area residents followed them, but they managed to escape.
The accused had also stolen mobile phones, accessories and recharge coupons from, Mannat Telecom, adjoining Khurma Jewellers.
Pinku Grover, owner of the shop said, he incurred a loss of at least Rs 60,000 in the incident.
Inspector Gurpreet Singh, SHO at police station Basti Jodhewal, said the police have registered a case and further investigations are on. He said the police would arrest the accused soon.