Armed robbery in broad daylight

A gang of three including a woman barged into a house in KS Layout on Saturday noon and decamped with valuables and cash after threatening the family members with lethal weapons.

The police, quoting Kavita, a resident, said that the gang comprising two men and a woman barged into the house, tied her and her mother-in-law with a rope and made away with 400 gm of jewellery and Rs 45,000 in cash. The incident occurred when Kavita’s husband Manjunath, an employee with Bosch, had gone out to run an errand.

Kavita said that the intruders threatened to kill her if she raised an alarm.

In another incident, valuables worth Rs 10 lakh were burgled from a locked jewellery shop near Sarakki Gate in the early hours of Saturday. 

Police said that the burglars gained entry into the shop of Mahaveer Bankers and Jewellers by cutting the grill of the ventilator. The theft came to light when Bhairolal, the proprietor, opened the shop on Saturday morning. The intruders had disconnected the wires of the CCTV cameras and hence no footage had been recorded.

The KS Layout police have registered cases in connection with both the incidents.

Timber depot gutted

A timber depot near Vidyanagar in Bommasandra was reduced to ashes in a fire in the early hours of Saturday. According to personnel with the Fire and Emergency Services, as many as 18 fire tenders fought more than three hours to bring the blaze under control.

The fire spread rapidly and gutted the adjacent electronic appliances shop partially. The fire came to light after the local residents noticed thick clouds of smoke. There were no workers at the depot when the fire occurred. An electrical short circuit is said to have triggered the fire. A case has been registered.

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