Burglars fled with gold ornaments worth almost a crore from a jewellery workshop in Byculla between Saturday evening and Sunday morning. The Kalachowky police said the unidentified accused used duplicate keys to open the main door and the cupboard to lay their hands on the jewellery.
The police said the complainant, Arvind Naik, 51, had kept some of his ornaments in the room of the jewellery workshop in Birij Bojraj Chawl on Rambhau Bhogale Marg. When he came to the room around 11.30am on Sunday, he found the door open. When he went to the mezzanine floor, he saw that the cupboard was also open and the jewellery kept inside was gone.
"The complaint has his jewellery shop nearby. During our investigation, we came to the conclusion that duplicate keys were used to open the door and the cupboard as the locks were not tampered with," said Bhausaheb Gite, senior inspector from Kalachowky police station.
The police are making inquiries with the neighbours and people from the area to find out if they saw anybody moving suspiciously around. "There is a possibility of this being an inside job, someone who knows the complainant. We will question the complainant's relatives and people who work for him," said Gite.
According to the police, there is no watchman in the chawl. They are hoping to get eyewitnesses who would have seen the accused running away with the booty. The police have also sent out an alert to jewellery shops nearby, as the accused might try to sell the stolen ornaments.