Jewellery shop in Vikhroli looted of Rs 45 lakh

Mumbai: Three armed robbers looted a jewellery shop of cash, gold and silver ornaments collectively worth over Rs 45 lakh in suburban Vikhroli on Thursday, police said.

According to police, three masked robbers wielding choppers broke the lock of the rear shutter of Mangaldeep jewellery shop on station road at Vikhroli and barged into it.

"The robbery took place between 3.55 am and 4.25 am today. Two servants Dalchand Khated (46) and Prakashchand Gujar (18) were sleeping inside the shop when the three robbers barged into it," Deputy Police Commissioner Sanjay Shintre said.

The accused tied the employees and threatened them with dire consequences, he said adding, "Khated and Gujar were not hurt."

The images captured in the CCTV show that the three accused carried choppers and a battery, Shintre said adding, "Gold, silver jewellery and cash were robbed from the shop."

Vikhroli Police Station assistant sub inspector, S S Mahakal said the accused escaped with cash and jewellery collectively worth over Rs 45 lakh.

Finger prints of the accused were obtained from the spot and were sent to Forensic laboratory in Kalina, police said adding that four teams have been formed to nail the accused.