A human resources executive at an electronic goods MNC and his girlfriend, an employee of an Indian IT major, have been arrested by Bengaluru police in connection with an attempt to whisk away a gold chain worth Rs 40,000 from a jewellery store in south Bengaluru.
The 24-year-old HR executive identified as Kishore Kumar and his 22-year-old friend Kavitha were nabbed with the help of CCTV footage from the jewellery store. The duo who had expensive habits had gone to the store in the guise of customers, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South division) B S Lokesh Kumar said.
The DCP said one of the accused Kavitha had celebrated her birthday on Saturday and Kishore who was unable to buy her a gift had taken her to the Vimal Jewelry shop on the Sarakki Main Road in JP Nagar after convincing Kavitha that he would buy her a gold chain as a birthday gift. At the store, Kishore introduced himself as a police officer by using a fake identity card, police said.
He asked store officials to show him gold chains and during the selection process he pocketed a gold chain worth Rs 40,000 and gave it to Kavitha. Though the girl was aware the chain was stolen, she did not object, police said. The store owner Suresh Kumar, who found a gold chain missing from those shown to the young couple, called in the JP Nagar police for investigations and the police nailed Kishore and Kavitha with the help of CCTV footage.
The police verified the CCTV footage for the time that the couple visited the store and found that Kishore had stolen a chain. “We have seized the stolen chain, mobile phones and fake police ID cards from the accused persons. Both the accused are residents of Bengaluru,” said police.
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