In a unique form of robbery, a burglar wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit broke into a jewellery shop in Delhi’s Kalkaji and took away gold worth Rs 13 crore.
The accused, identified Sheikh Nur Rahaman, who hails from West Bengal’s Hooghly, trespassed the building from the roof after jumping from an adjoining building using a rope. The lock on the iron gate on the third floor was also found broken.
The entire burglary was captured on the CCTV camera through which the police were able to arrest the accused within 24 hours. According to the police, the employee, working in the jewellery shop based in Kalkaji had gone on leave on January 10 was suspected to be the culprit.
The 25-year-old was later found in Karol Bagh and recovered the stolen gold and cash worth Rs 23,000.
The footage of the two-day-old incident during the coronavirus-induced lockdown shows the burglars wearing caps, masks, plastic jackets and hand-gloves taking the jewellery from the display cases.
DCP (southeast) RP Meena said: “The burglary took place in the showroom of Anjali Jewellers. One person can be seen in the CCTV but the total members involved are not clear. The amount has not been disclosed by the owner so far.”
The accused has however confessed that he wanted to take revenge on the owner as he was humiliated by his colleagues.
Rahaman is a graduate and is tech-savvy, and has knowledge of using tools such as pressure cutters, gas cutters, screwdrivers, Allen Key, torch. He took leave from his job and allegedly recced the adjoining building in order to make way to break into the building.
The second-year dropout started working at Anjali Jewellers in Kolkata around two years ago and for the past one year has been working at the Kalkaji shop as an electrician.
A case has been registered at the Phaltan police station after a complaint by the jewellery shop owner.