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Gurgaon: Thieves decamp with diamond, gold jewellery worth lakhs from Ardee apartment

The thieves fled with jewellery and family heirlooms worth lakhs

gurgaon Updated: Nov 04, 2017 22:31 IST
Abhishek Behl
Abhishek Behl
Hindustan Times
Ardee City,Theft cases,Gurgaon
Gurgaon, India- November 04: Residents of Ardee city have approached police seeking intervention to check theft incidents happened several times in past two months, in Gurgaon, India, on Saturday, 04 November 2017. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Thieves struck in an apartment in Ardee city, Sector 52, on Friday and decamped with jewellery worth lakhs. The loot included a diamond set, a heavy gold set and several other gold and silver items. The police has registered a case under sections 454 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code and an investigation is on.

The apartment where the thives struck had been rented to a banker, the police said. He has been living there for the past seven months. The police said that the thieves broke the locks of the front door between 3pm and 5pm and entered the house knowing that the owners would return late. The thieves thoroughly searched the house for valuables and cleaned out whatever they could lay their hands on, a police officer said.

According to the complaint filed by Puneet Sharma, who works in ICICI Bank in Udyog Vihar, the thieves took away a diamond set worth ₹5 lakh, a gold set worth ₹2.5 lakh, a gold chain, bangles and other gold and silver items worth ₹5 lakh. The complainant told police that he and his wife, who is also a professional, were in their office, when the thieves broke into his house and decamped with his family heirlooms and other jewellery which had been bought before his marriage two years ago.

“I am not able to comprehend how the thieves broke the locks of an iron gate and a wooden door without rmaking any noise. The house is centrally located and no one saw any thing here”, he said.

Sub inspector Mahesh Nagar, who is investigating the case, admitted that this robbery was the handiwork of professionals, as they searched the house thoroughly for valuables.

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“There is no CCTV camera in this apartment and the cameras in the adjoining house are not functional. We are trying to get the footage from other houses in the area. The matter is being investigated,” Nagar said. The police also suspects that the operatives must have kept a watch on the house for the last few days and it was only after they grew familiar with the movements of the family members that they decided to strike at a convenient hour.

Nagar also said that keeping such a large amount of jewellery in a rented apartment was risky and residents must avail of bank lockers for keeping such valuable items. “The victim told us that the stolen jewellery comprised family heirlooms and some bought before his marriage,” Nagar said.

Sharma, however, said there were a couple of marriage ceremonies in the family in the next 10-20 days and that was the reason why they had kept the ornaments at home. “We had recently returned from our home in Jalaun after celebrating Diwali and did not anticipate an incident of this nature,” Sharma said.

First Published: Nov 04, 2017 22:31 IST