Gold loan office staff looted at gunpoint in Jalandhar

Miscreants apparently fled with 10-kg gold, whose estimated cost is said to be in crores

Gold loan office staff looted at gunpoint in Jalandhar

Cops conduct probe at the crime spot, where a gold heist was reported at gunpoint in Jalandhar on Saturday.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 24

Six robbers looted a gold loan office at Garha Road, near Urban Estate Phase-1, at gunpoint on Saturday.

This is the second such incident reported in the city within a span of five days. Earlier, one Sachin Jain was killed in a bid to foil robbery at his store.

 The CCTV grab of the incident. Tribune Photo

As per initial information, the incident took place in broad daylight at the office of a gold loan office. Around 3 pm, six masked men entered the office and pointed guns at workers. Before taking out their weapons, they posed as customers and asked workers to show them the jewellery.

Sources reportedly claimed that the miscreants fled with 10-kg gold. The stolen gold’s estimated cost is said to be in crores.

The entire incident was recorded in the CCTV cameras. The police have taken the CCTV footage in its record and started tracing the accused.

After getting the information, DCP (investigation) Gurmeet Singh said the police division-7 SHO along with his team reached the spot and started the probe.

The police said the robbery took place between 3 pm and 3.30 pm. The accused arrived in a four-wheeler and stopped outside the gold loan office.

Six armed persons went inside the shop and one remained outside.

After entering the shop, the robbers within a few minutes pointed guns at the workers and looted the gold and fled in their car. Apart from three girls, there were four workers inside the office. The robbers also attacked one of the workers, who was later rushed to the Civil Hospital.

The DCP said a case has been registered at the police station concerned. The police checkpoints and nearby chowkis have been alerted but there are no breakthroughs so far.

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