Video: Jeweller confronts 3 armed men, foils robbery bid in Ludhiana village
The jeweller was unarmed but that did not stop him from pushing the robbers aside to come out of the shop and raise an alarm. The robbers also opened fire at him but he escaped unhurt, following which they fled on a motorcycle towards Raikot.punjab Updated: Apr 25, 2017 22:30 IST
A jeweller foiled a robbery bid by three armed miscreants who barged into his shop on Raikot Road in Mullanpur Dakha on Tuesday afternoon. The jeweller was unarmed but that did not stop him from pushing the robbers aside to come out of the shop and raise an alarm. The robbers also opened fire at him but he escaped unhurt, following which they fled on a motorcycle towards Raikot.
Mullanpur police have started an investigation. Police procured CCTV footage to identify the robbers and have recovered three empty shells of bullets fired by the miscreants.
The owner of Bombay Jewellers, 39-year-old Balbir Singh alias Golu, said he and his employee Nikku were present at the shop when three turbaned men with their faces covered barged into shop at 2.15pm.
“Immediately after entering the store, two of them flashed their pistols at us and demanded money and jewellery from me. I told them that I don’t have any money. They slapped me and threatened to kill me,” said Balbir.
He added, “I was afraid, but I decided to confront them. I pushed them aside and ran out of the shop. The robbers opened fire at the floor to scare me, but failed.”
When he raised an alarm, the robbers started shooting at him, but he escaped unhurt. The robbers fled towards Raikot on a motorcycle. Meanwhile, police reached the spot and started an investigation.
Mullanpur Dakha station house officer Gurpreet Singh said they had alerted police and surrounding areas to trace the accused.