3 robbers loot Rs 1.5 lakh, laptop from mobile phone shop

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 20

Three persons entered a mobile phone shop at Mullanpur Dakha on Thursday evening and looted cash and valuables worth over Rs 1.85 lakh.

One of the robbers was later identified as Sandeep Kumar, alias Baghel, resident of Jangpur village. A case under various sections of the IPC was registered.

Complainant Maninder Singh told the police that he owns a shop near railway lines in Dakha. On Wednesday at around 7.25 pm he along with his employee Balwinder Singh was present in the shop. Three persons, whose faces were covered with masks, entered the shop while one masked person remained standing outside the shop.

Before he could understand anything, the three persons, who were carrying sharp weapons, closed the main door of the shop from inside and attacked him with the weapon, alleged the shopkeeper.

The robbers then snatched the key of the safe and took Rs 1.5 lakh. They also snatched his wallet containing some cash. Before leaving, they snatched the key of his car and after opening the car, they took away his laptop as well, the complainant alleged.

“Interestingly, when the robbers were leaving, one of the robbers turned back and told me to return his mobile phone which he had given me in the morning for repair. When I handed over mobile phone to the robber, I recognised him,” revealed the complainant.

The complainant said the total loss could be around Rs 1.85 lakh.

Investigating officer ASI Hamir Singh said after registering a case, further probe is on to nab the identified accused and to identify the remaining accused.

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