Gold, silver ornaments worth lakhs looted from Jewellery shops

KalingaTV News Network

jewellery shopBhadrak: Unidentified miscreants ransacked at least two Jewellery shops and decamped with gold and silver ornaments worth lakhs in Betada Bazar area under Basudevpur police limits in the district last night.

The loot came to fore after traders in the Betada Bazar spotted locks of the Gajalaxmi Jewellery and Saraswati Jewellers broken and shutters open, this morning. Basudevpur Police reached the spot immediately after getting information on the incident and took stock of the situation. After conducting the preliminary investigation, police found iron chests of both the shops broken with gold and silver jewelleries worth lakhs kept in those missing.

“Gold ornaments weighing around 350 gm and silver ornaments weighing 4 kg have been stolen from the shop. The stolen jewellery would cost around Rs 12 lakh”, said Manicharan Sahoo, owner of Gajalaxmi Jewellery.

Similarly, Laxman Sahoo, the owner of Saraswati Jewellers informed that the looters have decamped with 150 gram gold and 3 kg silver ornaments from his shop. He added, the looted ornaments would cost around Rs 7 lakh.

Police have registered a case in the incident and launched a massive manhunt to nab the looters.

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