Cuttack: A criminal was caught hold and thrashed by some locals while he was trying to escape after looting gold made ornaments worth lakhs from a jewelry shop at CDA Sector-6 in Cuttack.
According to reports, 5 criminals came in a car while 3 of them entered Sree Ram Jewelry Workshop pretending as customers. A few minutes later, they allegedly threatened showroom owner Ganesh Das, by brandished guns and looted yellow metal value lakhs of rupees.
After Das raised an alarm, locals gathered at spot and managed to nab 1 of miscreants while the other 4 escaped the scene along with looted ornaments. Thief was beaten up before being handed over to Markatnagar Police.
“3 persons entered in the shop and spoke to me about purchasing yellow metal ornaments. After I displayed ornaments, they endangered to kill me and ran away with yellow metal valued around Rs 1.5 lakh,” said by the shop owner.
Meanwhile, police questioning robber to get info about his assistants. They are also verifying the CCTV footage of the jewellery shop and nearby establishments. Further inspection into matter is underway.
The incident has raised many eyebrows over law and order in Silver City as loot has taken place some 400 meters away from local police station.