CCTV captures women stealing jewellery in Virar
Two women, who allegedly stole gold jewellery worth Rs 1.40 lakh from a Virar-based jeweler on Friday, were caught in the act by the CCTV camera placed inside the store.mumbai Updated: Nov 27, 2010 01:35 IST
Two women, who allegedly stole gold jewellery worth Rs 1.40 lakh from a Virar-based jeweler on Friday, were caught in the act by the CCTV camera placed inside the store.
The women, however, managed to sneak out of the shop before getting noticed.
According to the Virar police, they are on the lookout for a woman and a teenaged girl who stole from Kamlakar Shankarlal Company Jewellers.
When contacted, Kamlakar, the owner of the store, said the woman and the girl walked into the store at 11.30am.
The girl told the salesperson to show her some earrings.
When the salesman got busy with other customers, the woman, who was in her fourties, cleverly covered the girl while she slid her hand inside the glass counter and stole four gold bangles.
“They pretended that they did not like anything and soon left the shop,” said Kamlakar. “When we were packing up for the day, we noticed that the bangles were missing. We realised that we had been robbed and immediately checked the CCTV footage. That is when we saw the girl steal the bangles.”
The Virar police have lodged a case of theft against the two women.
“The theft was conducted in a very professional manner. We have had previous cases where men have been involved. This is the first time that women have been caught on camera in such an act,” said inspector Bharat Chowdhari, Virar police station.
The police suspect that a gang of robbers is active in the area.
They have instructed all jewellers to be alert and inform the police if they spot any suspicious person in their shop.
First Published: Nov 27, 2010 01:32 IST