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Home / Indore / Man throws chilli powder on jeweller in attempt to steal gold, locals foil bid

Man throws chilli powder on jeweller in attempt to steal gold, locals foil bid

The entire incident was recorded in the CCTV camera installed at the shop. The accused is currently in police custody. During interrogation, he revealed his identity as Anand from Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas.

indore Updated: Aug 21, 2020 14:35 IST
Asian News International | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
Asian News International | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
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The man tried to flee with 50 gms of gold.
The man tried to flee with 50 gms of gold. (HT Archive/Representative Photo)

A man threw chilli powder in the eyes of a jewellery shop owner and tried to escape with around 50 grams of gold in Indore on Thursday evening. However, his plan was foiled by locals around the shop who nabbed him.

The entire incident was recorded in the CCTV camera installed at the shop. The accused is currently in police custody. During interrogation, he revealed his identity as Anand from Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas.

“Laveen Soni runs a jewellery shop in Sarafa area. At around 6:30 pm, a man came to his shop. A few minutes later, he threw chilli power in Soni’s eyes and started fleeing from the spot with 45-50 gram gold. When he was escaping from the spot, people who were present around the shop nabbed him,” Amrita Singh Solanki, Sarafa police station in-charge told ANI.

“In CCTV footage, it is clear that he was trying to snatch the gold. We are taking action against him based shop owner’s complaint and the CCTV footage,” he said.

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