Four armed men entered the jewellery showroom in an afternoon held the staffers at gunpoint and ran away with gold and diamond ornaments worth over Rs two crores at Mira Road on Thursday.
Four men came on two motorcycles entered with the face mask on into the S Kumar Gold and Diamonds, a jewellery showroom situated at Shanti Nagar at around 2 pm on Thursday posing as customers. “They kept the salesmen engaged in a conversation. Later, stuffing all jewellery they could lay their hands on into their bags on gunpoint and ran away from the spot,” said Amit Kale, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 1, MBVV Police.
A few ornaments, like finger rings and earrings, are even put in trouser pockets. S Kumar Gold and Diamonds have eight branches in Mumbai and MMR region.
How they escaped
The quartet has also called the lone on-duty private security guard inside the eight-year-old showroom. However, when one of the two motorcycles of the accused developed a snag, two of them fled on foot after leaving the vehicle there and the other two rode away, he said.
Eye-witnesses tried to catch them but they flashed the revolvers towards them.
The 15 minutes of entire drama has been captured in the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed at the showroom. They had covered their face with masks. They did not make any attempt to avoid the CCTVs while carrying out the robbery.
According to sources, they were seen in their 30s.
Senior police officials including DCP Kale and ACPs Vilas Sanap and Shashikant Bhosale immediately reached the spot. Heavy police bandobast was seen on the crime scene.
Police suspect that the two-wheelers used in the crime may have been stolen from other areas. “They might have done a recce of the area and the showroom. As there was no sign of urgency while robbing the showroom,” said DCP Kale.
Detect the crime soon: DCP Kale
Despite a busy market area, the robbers successfully decamped with the stolen booty in broad daylight.
DCP Kale assured media that his team will detect the crime very soon. “Prevention and detection both are our duties. The crime has occurred and we are confident of detecting it soon,” said DCP Amit Kale.
Meanwhile, a case under section 394 of the IPC and the relevant sections of the Arms Act has been registered. The crime spot falls under Naya Nagar police station limits. This is the first such incident in the area after the policing has elevated from rural police to commissionerate.