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4 rob jeweller in daring daylight heist

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 - 7:00am IST | Agency: dna

In a daring daylight heist, four unidentified men in their 20s robbed a jeweller after threatening him with a firearm in Kurla on Sunday morning. The accused fled away with valuables worth Rs4.66 lakh.

The incident occurred at 10.30am, when Tarachand Jain, 42, owner of Lakshmi Jewellers on SG Barve Road, was in the shop along with his employee Narayansingh Rajput.

The police said the men entered the shop posing as customers. One of them told Jain they want to buy a ring and would like to have a look at various designs. As soon as Rajput brought the rings out, three of them pulled out a firearm, which, according to Jain, looked like country-made revolver. Within 10 minutes, the accused decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs4.5 lakh, imitation jewellery worth Rs15,000 and a set-top box worth Rs1,500.

An officer attached with the Nehru Nagar police station said "Luckily, there was a CCTV camera in the shop and the entire robbery has been captured on it. It will help us in the investigation."

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