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Thane shop robbed of ₹1-crore jewels, two booked

Mumbai city news: The 35 stolen gold biscuits were 100g each

mumbai Updated: Jun 07, 2017 09:48 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,Jewellery,Robbery
The police found that all the employees were working with the shop for more than a decade.(Pic for Representation)

Two people were booked while 12 people are being questioned after a jewellery shop was robbed of Rs1 crore (35 gold biscuits) in Naupada in Thane recently.

The 35 gold biscuits were 100g each.

A complaint was lodged on Sunday after the theft. One of the employees, Surendra Singh Shekhawat, and a cleaner Rohit Parle, have been identified and are yet to be arrested. The police have questioned all the 12 employees from the jewellery shop.

According to the complaint made by Hiten Jain,26, the owner, his shop had a safety lock and all the employees knew the code.

On Friday, Jain checked his locker and found 35 gold biscuits missing. He questioned his employees on Saturday and lodged a complaint with the Naupada police station on Monday.

The police found that all the employees were working with the shop for more than a decade. “I got a call on June 3 and was asked to come to shop immediately as there were some police officers. When I reached the shop , I was shocked to know that 35 gold biscuits were missing. We were questioned by the police,” said one of the employees who did not wish to be named.

Deputy commissioner of police from Zone 1 D Swamy said, “We have questioned all the employees and will crack the case because there are loopholes in some of their statements. We will question them again. We will also check the CCTV footage of the shop, which the offenders destroyed for that period of time. It has to be someone from the shop as they knew everything about the lock code and the connection of the CCTV cameras. We have booked two people under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.”

First Published: Jun 06, 2017 01:27 IST