5 ‘chic models’ pinch gold bangles from shop

5 ‘chic models’ pinch gold bangles from shop

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Posing as models and prospective clients, a group of five women stole custom-made gold bangles from a jewellery shop in Jayanagar 4th Block.

The women did such a slick job of the theft that the owner realised he had been relieved of the bangles almost a week after the incident. The incident happened on April 7 and the owner came to know it about six days later only when he began looking for a pair of bangles which he had to deliver to a customer. 

Owner of Sri Ambati Jewellers, Ambati Prasad Babu, and his staff checked the CCTV footage and after a thorough examination found that it was the “fashionable models” who had stolen the missing pair of bangles.

In the complaint, Babu stated that the CCTV footage showed that five women came to the shop on April 7 around 5.45 pm. There were just two staffers at the shop who showed them the jewellery, believing the women to be prospective customers.

The employees, eager to please the “valuable” customers, were busy showing them various designs when the women diverted their attention and stole a pair of bangles weighing 95 grams and valued at Rs 3.05 lakh. These custom-made bangles, he said in the complaint, were meant to be delivered to one of their customers. 

Babu added that the bangles had to delivered on April 5 but were displayed in the showcase.

When the customer contacted the showroom for delivery on April 13, it was noticed that the bangles were missing from the showcase, Babu said. 

He also submitted the CCTV footage to the Jayanagar police. The police are verifying the CCTV footage and efforts are on to track down the suspects.

A senior police officer said that the footage showed that all the women were fashionably dressed.

While two of them kept the staff busy checking various designs, the other three took away the bangles. The police said that they have clues about the women and that they would be arrested soon.

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