Rs 15 lakh, jewellery stolen from Basant Avenue house

The incident happened in a house of property dealer around 11 am.

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Updated: July 19, 2014 12:13:15 am
ludM At the crime scene in Ludhiana on Friday.

In a broad daylight robbery, four miscreants stole Rs 15 lakh and jewellery from a house in Basant Avenue area on Friday.

The incident happened in a house of property dealer around 11 am. Apart from the cash, the accused stole one diamond ring and two gold rings. The robbers stayed in the house for about half an hour.

According to information, Gurwinder Singh alias Sweety who deals in real estate had  kept Rs 15 lakh at home which he had earned out of a land deal on Thursday evening. At the time of the incident, Gurwinder was not at home.

Kaur said the four accused entered the house and two persons carrying pistols demanded cash from her. When she refused, the robbers made a phone call to someone to confirm whether they were at the correct address.

The accused told her not raise the alarm and said that they could even kill her husband.

The robbers then took the keys of an almirah from the victim but they found nothing there. Later, they broke the wooden almirah in another room and stole Rs 15 lakh and three rings.

Kaur said that the robbers told her to remove the gold ring which she was wearing, but when she was not able to take it out, they fled.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Walia, who reached the spot, said they were investigating the matter and also scanning the footage of the CCTV cameras installed in the street.

A case has been registered against four unidentified persons at Sadar police station.

It is the third major incident of loot in the city in the last one week. On Sunday Rs 7 lakh was looted from a petrol pump employee and Rs 2.5 lakh was looted from an employee of mobile distributor in Shivpuri on Thursday.

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