Tamil Nadu: Two Men Wearing Tiger, Bull Masks Rob Jewels Worth Rs 13 Crore (Photo Credit: News Nation)
Two men wearing weird animal (tiger & bull) masks robbed jewels weighing around 30 kg from a jewellery showroom in Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli or Trichy. According to the media reports, the two robbers stole nearly 800 jewels worth Rs 13 crore from Lalithaa Jewellery showroom on Tuesday night.
Despite six night watchmen guarding the showroom, the two robbers reportedly gained access by drilling a sidewall and spent nearly 90 minutes inside the store. The robbers also sprinkled chilli power to confuse police dogs. "As many as 800 gold and platinum ornaments have been burgled," NDTV quoted Kiran Kumar as saying. It is to be noted that Kiran Kumar is one of the owners of the Lalithaa Jewellery showroom.
It is worth mentioning here that the robbery seemed to be well planned as the thieves were wearing gloves to avoid their fingerprints.
Whereas, the CCTV cameras show two masked men entering the showroom through a drilled hole and taking their time stealing the jewellery. Police suspect they had an accomplice who waited outside the shop to collect the booty.
Police Commissioner A Amalraj said that local police officials have visited the spot to look for clues. "We have got some basic information. We have formed several teams to arrest the culprits," he added.