Robbers hold 2 girls captive, loot cash and jewellery worth 30 lakh in Jagraon

Miscreants target house of grocery store owner in broad daylight; police say the robbers captured on security camera

punjab Updated: Jun 05, 2017 21:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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Police at the robbery site in Jagraon on Monday, June 5.(HT Photo)

Three armed robbers looted cash, jewellery and other valuables worth Rs 30 lakh from a house of a grocery store owner after holding his two minor daughters captive in Jagraon on Monday.

Police have registered a case. The house is located on Malak road.

Jagraon superintendent of police (SP) Mandeep Singh said the accused parked their motorbike near the house and then scaled the boundary wall. They later smashed a windowpane to enter the house.

Police scanned the footage of the CCTVs installed in the area and said the accused have been captured on camera.

Police officers talking to the victims about the incident after a robbery in Jagraon, Ludhiana, on Monday June 5. (HT Photo)

Jatinder Berry, the grocery store owner, said at the time of the incident his two daughters Mehak, 13, and Himani, 10, were only present inside the house.

“I had gone to Mullapur Dakha for some work while my wife was at the shop,” he said.

The girls, who were in state of shock, told police that the robbers, who had their faces covered with a piece of cloth, tied their hands with a rope and ransacked they house. “They said they would kill us if we raised alarm,” said the girls.

The miscreants decamped with the valuables within 10 minutes. The girls managed to free themselves and called up their mother.

SP Mandeep Singh said the robbers could be the acquaintances of the family as they were aware that there was no adult inside the house at that time. “We are looking into all angles and trying to ascertain the identity of robbers through the CCTV footage,” he added.

First Published: Jun 05, 2017 21:10 IST