Delhi: Burglar wears PPE kit to steal 25kg gold from jewellery showroom, held
A case of gold jewellery worth nearly ₹13 crore being burgled from a jewellery showroom in South Delhi’s Kalkaji early Wednesday was solved by the police who arrested a 25-year-old electrician on Thursday. The man had worn a PPE kit and used ropes and a gas cutter to make his way into the shop.
RP Meena, deputy commissioner of police (south-east), said that the probe so far has revealed that one man had carried out the theft.
The officer said that the thief stole 25kg of gold. “We have recovered the entire stolen booty,” he said.
The showroom is guarded by armed men even when it is not in operation.
According to the DCP, a phone call to the station house officer (SHO) was made by the showroom owner around 11am on Wednesday.
The police found CCTV camera footage that showed the burglar wearing a PPE kit. The footage also revealed that the thief worked at a leisurely pace, breaking into the shop at 9.40pm on Tuesday and leaving at 3.50am on Wednesday.
According to another investigator, the man entered a vacant flat near the showroom by breaking open its lock. He then crossed the roof of three buildings to reach the showroom and used a gas cutter to cut through the roof.
Ravinder Singh, who runs an event management firm located at a walking distance from the showroom, said that he got to know of the theft around 11.30am when he was reaching his office.
“The market was swarming with police personnel. I got to know that jewellery worth several crores had been stolen from the showroom,” said Singh.
A representative of the jewellery store refused to speak on the matter.
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