A gang of three men barged into a jewellery store in Vijayanagar on Friday night and made off with jewels worth Rs 18 lakh. The men even stole the Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that is attached to the CCTV camera network in the store. A special team has been formed to track the team.
The incident happened on Friday between 7.15pm and 7.30pm. The three men entered the My Kalyan jewellery opposite TTMC in Vijayanagar. Initially, one member walked into the showroom pretending to be a customer and asked to show options in gold chains. As the only employee in the store was in the process of fetching the ornaments, two more men barged into the showroom. The men, who were armed with knives, threatened the employee and locked him up in a room of the store. Before leaving the store, the robbers managed to take a tray full of gold chains and other gold jewellery, estimated to be worth about Rs 18 lakh. “The DVR was located in the main store itself and all recordings have been taken by these men. Police are now analyzing the CCTV footage from nearby locations to track down the miscreants.