2 women drive robbers out of dad’s store

2 women drive robbers out of dad’s store

Showing exemplary courage, two daughters of a city-based jeweller took on six armed robbers who barged into their jewellery shop in JayanagarII Block on May 21.

The robbers, who brandished knives, took to their heels after Suraksha and Raksha, daughters of jeweller Ravi, stormed in and shoved away the men out of their store. The names of the two daughters and their father have been changed on their request as they fear the absconding suspects may harm them.

The act was caught on the store’s CCTV cameras and the robbers threw their knives and fled on their bikes.

Around 8.20 pm on May 21, six men wearing helmets and surgical gloves barged into the store brandishing kitchen knives. They threatened Ravi and his employee and demanded that they hand over the jewels. Ravi and his employee started screaming. Suraksha and Raksha heard the screams and stormed into the store. The girls charged at the armed robbers with desperation and drove them out.

“I have two daughters and no sons. They turned out to be my protectors on that fateful day,” said 62-year-old Ravi who runs his store on Ashoka Pillar Road. His house is behind the jewellery store and a door connects the two. The two daughters are married and are staying in their father’s house with their husbands. The sisters assist their father in his jewellery business.

The South division police have applauded the women’s courage. “The two women showed extreme courage, but we were concerned they could have been attacked. We suspect the robbers were amateurs and our investigations are heading in two to three angles,” said DCP (South) Dr Sharanappa S D.

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