Gold, diamond and platinum: Jewellery worth Rs 13 crore stolen in biggest jewel heist in India’s history

Thieves fail spectacularly after struggling to break jewellery cases

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Greater than 30 kgs of gold and platinum jewelry price Rs 13 crore had been stolen from a store in Trichy on Wednesday. Described as a move-like jewel heist, the burglars gained entry by drilling a gap close to a blindspot from the shop’s CCTV protection.

“Around 700 to 800 pieces of ornaments including gold, diamonds and platinum worth Rs 13 crore were stolen from the ground floor of the shop,” Chairman of Lalithaa Jewelry, Kiran Kumar was quoted as saying by the Instances of India

Safety footage revealed two individuals sporting animal face masks gaining entry into Lalithaa Jewelry showroom close to Chathiram Bus Stand in Trichy. The housebreaking occurred between 2:10 am and three:10 am after the thieves gained entry by drilling a gap close to the AC vents situated in the back of the shop.

Police urged that gap within the wall was unlikely made utilizing mechanical drilling machine as it’s situated close to an open parking floor. It’s possible that handbook instruments had been used to create the cavity.

Stories urged, round 4 to 6 safety males had been guarding the store on the day the incident occurred. The shop has 24/7 safety.

Investigation revealed the perpetrators paid a thoughtful quantity of consideration to small however essential particulars. Forensic specialists who collected samples from the scene discovered chilli powder sprinkled over the wall cavity to discourage sniffer canines to determine their scent.

The half-opened chilli powder packet was discovered mendacity close to the scene and was taken for additional testing. A screwdriver was additionally reported to have been discovered. 

Police officers have expressed doubts in regards to the variety of individuals concerned within the heist. “There may have been one or two men waiting outside to help them” Deputy Commissioner of Police,  A Mayilvaganan informed the information day by day. 

A particular investigative crew was shaped to catch the perpetrators.


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