Over 500 laptops worth Rs 2.5 crore stolen from Noida warehouse
The thieves severed connections of most of the CCTV cameras fitted in the warehouse and damaged cameras installed outside the building before performing the heist.noida Updated: Sep 08, 2017 21:25 IST
Burglars decamped with 525 units of brand new laptops worth Rs 2.5 crore from a warehouse in Noida’s Sector 44 on Thursday morning. The police has obtained CCTV footage of Galaxy Tower, from where four masked men stole the laptops.
The thieves severed connections of most of the CCTV cameras fitted in the warehouse and damaged cameras installed outside the building before performing the heist. But one of the cameras installed on the first floor of the Galaxy Tower captured the visuals in which four masked men were seen driving out the stolen laptops in three white vehicles.
According to police, the thieves broke into the warehouse in the wee hours on Thursday morning.
The station house officer of Sector 39 police station, Ajay Kumar Singh, said, “The thieves damaged most of the CCTV cameras installed in the premises, however one camera installed in the first floor of the building managed to capture their entry and exit. The heist took place between 3.30 am to 4.40 am.”
The owner of the warehouse, SK Singh, who has a retail store in Great India Place mall, told Hindustan Times, “We are associated with many online retailers, and thus we keep a number of laptops in stock. About 1,000 laptops were stored in the warehouse in Galaxy Tower in Sector 44.”
“On Thursday morning our staff informed about the theft. The thieves had snapped CCTV cables and damaged them before performing the heist. They decamped with 525 brand new HP laptops worth Rs 2.5 crore,” Singh said.
There were four men who covered their faces with scarves. They came in one SUV and two sedan cars to perform the theft, Singh said.
The incident was reported to police on Thursday morning, after which they started scanning the premises for any possible clues.
“Based on the CCTV visuals obtained from the building, we are investigating the matter further,” the police official said.