Posing as customer, she stole ornaments from showrooms

Posing as customer, she stole ornaments from showrooms

Posing as customer, she stole ornaments from showrooms

The Commercial Street police arrested a 20-year-old woman who stole jewels from several jewellery showrooms across the city by posing as a customer.

The accused, Jyothi, is a resident of Kanchenahalli in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar. The police have recovered at least 143 grams of gold valuables valued at Rs 4.35 lakh.

Police said Jyothi would visit various jewellery showrooms posing as a customer and ask the staff to show her various designs and patterns of ornaments.

While the staff would get busy showing her the ornaments, she would divert their attention and siphon off an ornament into her purse. She would then inform them that she was not happy with the designs and would walk away. While arranging the jewels back in the display rack, the staff would notice the ornament missing. After checking the CCTV footage, they would find the woman walking away with the ornament.

“She tried this trick at jewellery showrooms on the MG Road, Mahalakshmi Layout, Dickenson Road and Siddapur. While escaping with a gold ornament from a showroom on Dickenson Road a few months ago, her face was clearly captured by CCTV cameras. We circulated the photo among all the showrooms in the city and asked the owners to inform us on seeing the woman,” a senior police officer said.

“A week ago, Jyothi visited the Malabar jewellery showroom on Dickenson Road. The staff there recognised her and alerted the police, who detained her. During interrogation, she confessed to have committed the offences. Gold valuables were recovered from her house and from a few pawn brokers,” the officer added.

A case has been registered at the Commercial Street police station.
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