In a daring incident, four unidentified men barged into a property dealer’s house in Basant Avenue in broad daylight and robbed his wife of Rs 15 lakh and gold and diamond jewellery at gunpoint on Friday.
When the victim claimed there was no cash in the house, the accused even made a phone call to ensure they had struck at the correct house.
Gurwinder Singh alias Sweety told the police that he had got Rs 15 lakh through a deal on Thursday and kept the cash in his house. On Friday, his wife, Kamaldeep Kaur, was alone at the house. Later, their domestic help, Gudiya, entered the house.
Kaur alleged that within few minutes of the maid’s entry, four men with their faces covered barged into her house. Two of them held them captive at gunpoint and demanded the cash in the house.
The victim said when she told the miscreants that there was no cash in the house, one of the accused made a phone call to confirm if they had entered the right house. After getting a confirmation, the accused, threatening to kill her and her family, grabbed almirah keys from her.
The accused then ransacked the whole house and stole the cash, a diamond ring and other jewellery after breaking open the wooden almirah.
Kaur alleged that one of the men also tried to take off a gold ring that she was wearing. But, as the ring was stuck, they fled from the house without taking it.
As soon as the accused fled, Kaur sounded her husband and called the police. On being informed Sadar police initiated investigation after reaching the spot, but struggled for clues.
Assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Gurpreet Singh Walia, who reached the spot, said they were investigating the matter and also scanning the CCTV footage installed in the street. The police suspect some acquaintance behind the robbery as the accused were aware of presence of cash in the house.
A case has been registered against the four unidentified accused at Sadar police station under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).