MADURAI: Unidentified thieves robbed gold jewellery value over 25 lakh and cash from a locked store in Madurai city. The incident came to light when the store owner who had gone out of the station, returned to the city. 130 sovereigns of gold jewels and cash Rs 2 lakh were found missing from the store.
According to the police, the owner who returned on Saturday night opened the shop on Sunday morning. When he entered the shop, he found a window of the shop open. He checked the safe in the store where he had left over 1 kg of gold jewels and cash Rs 2 lakh.
The rice store, where the robbery took place, is located in a busy street opposite to Arasaradi water pumping station belonging to Madurai City Corporation. The owner of the store D Jagan went to Bengaluru a few days back. Police said Jagan is also running a pawn shop in the store.