House robbery: Cops working on leads

House robbery: Cops working on leads

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 30

The Amritsar rural police on Tuesday claimed to have found vital clues in the robbery in which armed persons looted a family of cash and gold ornaments worth lakhs in Attari on Monday morning. They gained entry to the house by posing as cops and police volunteers.

SSP Vikram Jeet Duggal said the police have identified the suspects but their names could not be disclosed at the moment, as it would hamper investigation. He said raids were on to nab them.

Jaswinder Singh, a cold drink agency owner, said: “Around 7am on Monday, two Sikh youths in police uniform knocked on our door. As I opened the gate, they said our SUV was involved in some accident and demanded its papers. Immediately after entering the house to check the vehicle and papers, they took out pistols and tied my hands. The accused locked my family members and demanded whatever cash and jewellery I had. They threatened to shoot my family if I failed to hand over the valuables.”

He said the accused took away Rs6 lakh cash and gold ornaments weighing around 140gm, worth over Rs6 lakh. The accused also decamped  with .12 rifle along with 25 cartridges from the house. Later, they fled in a car and a bike. They went towards Amritsar side, he told the police.

According to information, the police analysed the CCTV cameras and got the registration plate numbers of the car and bullet motorcycle used in the crime. While four persons went inside to commit the robbery, three persons remained outside.

DSP Attari Gurpartap Singh Sahota said according to preliminary investigations, the accused were posing as cops to commit the loot. He said the police have credible leads in the case. Hopefully, the suspects would be arrested soon, he said.

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