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Greater Noida: Security guards tied up, copper worth lakhs stolen

Robbers cut off wires to deactivate security cameras in the warehouse

noida Updated: Oct 15, 2017 22:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The security guards were found lying on ground with their hands and legs tied in the early hours of Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

On the intervening night of October 14-15, several unidentified miscreants held two security guards hostage and stole bundles of copper wire worth several lakhs from a warehouse in Kasna area in Greater Noida.

The security guards were found lying on ground with their hands and legs tied in the early hours of Sunday. The robbers had cut off the wires to deactivate CCTV cameras fitted in the warehouse, but their movements were caught in other cameras installed in the vicinity, police said.

According to police, the incident took place between 1-2am on Sunday.

Jitendra Kumar, the station house officer of Kasna police station said, “Thieves barged into a warehouse in Sector Beta-1 in Kasna, and fled with copper wire which is estimated to be worth several lakhs.”

“The complainant, Ankur Mittal, received a call around 2am on Sunday informing him about the loot. When he went to the warehouse, he found the two security guards lying on ground with their hands and legs tied up. The locks of the warehouse were found broken, and the copper wire stored there was missing” Kumar said.

The men did not harm the security guards, neither were their personal belongings taken. The accused had cut off the wires of the CCTVs fitted in the warehouse. The CCTVs was functional till 12:52am, Kumar said.

Mittal said, “The thieves barged in the compound around 12:30am and tied up the two security guards present at the site. Thereafter, they broke the locks of the warehouse and took off with the loot.”

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The site owner, in his complaint, has said he suspects the involvement of the security guards in the heist.

“There were no signs of resistance by the guards, nor did the thieves take their cellphones,” Mittal said.

The cameras fitted in the vicinity show movement of two cars and around 7-8 people near the warehouse at the time the incident took place, said Mittal.

Kumar said, “A case has been registered into the matter and we shall investigate all possible angles in the crime.”

First Published: Oct 15, 2017 22:38 IST