A 40-year-old diamond merchant lost diamond jewellery, the police say would be worth a few crores, which was stolen by robbers from his car while he was visiting a doctor in Borivli (East) on Tuesday.
The police said they could not immediately give the exact value of the jewellery that was lost. The robbers also took away Rs2 lakh in cash that was also in the bag containing the jewellery.
The incident happened in the Carter Road area, where Manish Shah, the diamond trader resides. Shah had taken his nine-year-old son Krish into the clinic to be treated for minor wounds from a fall, and made the elder son, 14-year-old Parth, wait in the car till they returned.
It was about 11.30am, when two young men, stopped at the vehicle and exchanged a few words with the boy who was sitting in the front seat, said Bharat Worlikar, senior inspector. Kasturba Marg police station.
Pointing to a spot on the road, they told the boy that some money was lying outside. "The boy got out of the vehicle and tried to locate the money. As he bent down and searched the area, the two men opened the back door of the car and took the bag containing the diamond jewellery and cash and fled," the police inspector said.
Shortly, the boy realised that the men were not around. When he got back to the car he found that the bag was gone too. He looked about but could not see them. So, he rushed into the clinic and informed his father about what had happened.
Shah approached the Kasturba police and registered a complaint.
Worlikar said the police have made sketches of the two men, who seemed to be in their 20s, based on the description by Shah's son.
The police inspector also informed that a CCTV camera in the area was not functioning at the time of the incident. But the police are checking footage from another CCTV camera a little distance away.