IN A daring act, a man made off with cash and costly branded clothes worth around Rs 4 lakh from a shop in Phase VII on Tuesday morning. He was caught on a CCTV camera installed in a nearby shop.
According to the police, the shop owner, Sahil, lodged a complaint alleging that a man entered the shop in the early morning on Tuesday after breaking the locks and decamped with costly watches, jeans, cash and other garments, including branded shirts. The miscreant ransacked the shop before leaving in a car which was bearing Punjab registration number.
The theft came to light around 9.30 am when Sahil came to shop and found the shutter broken. Thereafter, Sahil raised the alarm and the other shopkeepers too came there. Sahil said that he came to know about a CCTV camera installed in a nearby shop, following which he approached the shopkeeper and procured the footage.
The police were informed and they reached the spot with a dog squad. The Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL) team too visited the spot and took samples for examination.
As per the CCTV footage, a man came to the shop around 5.30 am in a white car and after parking the car outside the shop, broke the locks and decamped with the clothes and other items. “He made around 25 rounds for loading all the items in the car and left without fear. The man was looking in his mid-30s. I could see that the car was bearing Punjab registration number,” said Sahil.
Mataur Station House Officer (SHO) Mahesh Saini said that they had registered a case against an unknown person.