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Delhi: Rs 25 crore stolen from jewellery showroom, police look for clues in CCTV footage

Theft worth Rs 25 crore took place at a jewellery showroom in the Bhogal area of the national captial. The Delhi Police has launched an investigation to nab the culprit.

Reported By : Atul Bhatia, Abhay Parashar Edited By : Ashesh Mallick
New Delhi
Updated on: September 26, 2023 22:10 IST
Visual of the showroom
Image Source : INDIA TV Visual of the showroom

A theft of Rs 25 crore took place at a jewellery showroom in the Bhogal area of the national capital, police said on Tuesday (September 26).

According to the police, the incident occurred late night at Umrao Jeweler located in Bhogal area.

The thieves entered the showroom by making a hole in the wall.

India Tv - Visual of the wall

Image Source : INDIA TVVisual of the wall

The police are scanning the CCTV cameras installed at the showroom and further investigation into the matter is underway.

DCP South-East Rajesh Deo said that it is an incident of bulgary and an investigation into the matter is underway.

"It is a big incident of burglary. Investigation is underway, CCTV footage has been accessed," he said.

What did the owner say?

Sanjeev Jain, owner of the jewellery shop, said that the when they opened the shop today after closing it on Sunday, they saw that everything was looted.

"We closed the shop on Sunday and when we opened it on Tuesday after an off on Monday, we saw that there was dust in the whole shop and there was a hole in the wall of the strong room... We think they (thieves) have looted everything... There was jewellery worth around Rs 20-25 crores... They entered from the terrace... Everything is damaged including CCTV... An investigation is underway," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

What the police had to say? 

A PCR call was received at Nizamuddin Police Station at 10:55 am regarding burglary in a Jewellery shop at Bhogal Market, Jungpura. The spot was visited which is a Jewellery shop M/S Umrao Singh Jeweller. According to sources, the shop was closed at 8pm on Sunday, September 24, and remained closed the next day. On Tuesday, when the shop was opened at around 10:30 am, the concrete wall of the safe room of the shop was damaged. 

Officials said that the crime teams were called in some preliminary evidence has been collected. The store's CCTVs were dysfunctional on the night of the burglary, police officials said. According to police sources, there may be someone known to the internal workings of the shop or a former employee who hatched this conspiracy and committed the theft by switching off the CCTV beforehand after doing a complete recce. The owners have reported theft of 30 kg of Gold jewellery and 5 lakhs in cash  A case has been registered at PS Hazrat Nizamuddin and several teams have been constituted to work out the case. 

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