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Posted at: Jun 16, 2019, 7:16 AM; last updated: Jun 16, 2019, 7:16 AM (IST)

Workers held for stealing jewellery

Workers held for stealing jewellery
Crime site in Sector 23.

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 15

Gold and diamond jewellery worth lakhs were stolen from a jewellery shop in Sector-23 here on the night of Thursday.

In a complaint to the police, Pintu Meeda, a resident of Rajpura, has stated that he, along with his partner, closed the shop around 8 pm on Thursday. When they came to open it on Friday morning, they found the shutter broken and jewellery (gold and diamonds) worth lakhs missing from the almirah kept on the first floor of the shop.

The police have registered a case under Section 380 of the IPC at the Sector 17 police station. Meanwhile, CCTV footage obtained by the police revealed that three persons came in an auto-rickshaw and two of them entered the shop. One of the thieves was wearing a helmet while the other had covered his face with a piece of cloth. After stealing the ornaments, they fled the scene in the auto.

Sources said the police had picked up two workers of the shop for questioning. During preliminary interrogation, they confessed to their involvement in the theft. They said their third accomplice had fled with the booty.

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