Jewellery store, two garment shops burgled

Jewellery store,  two garment shops burgled

Unidentified men broke into a popular jewellery showroom and two adjacent shops on Kamaraj Road near Commercial Street in the early hours of Saturday and made away with gold ornaments and cash.

According to the police, the burglars gained entry into Davanam Jewellers by breaking open the lock of the door located on the terrace and soon disconnected the emergency alarm wire inside the showroom. They then broke open a chestbox with the help of a gas cutter and iron rod and made away with gold, silver biscuits and ornaments.

After burgling the showroom, they entered the adjacent clothing stores from the terrace and made away with Rs 15,000 in cash from one shop. The owner of the other shop is yet to ascertain the extent of valuables and cash missing, said the police.

Harishekaran, Additional Commissioner of Police (West), said, “The owners of the shop are still estimating how much valuables and cash are missing. We have collected vital clues from the spot and we will nab the miscreants at the earliest.”

The incident came to light when the employees of the jewellery showroom, who reported to work in the morning, found the chestbox broken and the alarm wire dangling. They informed the managers who alerted the police. The police rushed to the spot along with fingerprint experts.

Subhash, director of Davanam Jewellers, said, “We have installed motion sensors in the showroom and if anyone is moving around inside after the showroom is shut, we get a message on our mobile phone.”

“On Saturday, I was in Mumbai on some official work and at around 5 am, I got a message on my mobile phone which was activated from the motion sensor. I immediately called one of my employees and asked him to check the showroom. He had gone and seen it, but could not find anything amiss. He also could not enter the showroom as he did not have the keys. We realised the shop was burgled only when the employees went inside the shop,” he said.The Commercial Street police are investigating.

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