The hosiery town of Tirupur was shaken by a major burglary at a jewellery shop run by Kerala-based Anto Alukkas group in the early hours of Tuesday.
The robbers took away around 40 kg gold and two kg of diamond jewellery valued around Rs.14 crore.
According to police, the burglars had gained entry into the shop, located on the first floor of a complex in the town’s busy Kumaran Salai, using gas cutters and crowbars to cut the iron bars Monday night.
This is the third such incident in Tirupur in a year and the second jewellery showroom to be targeted. Exactly a year ago burglars decamped with more than Rs.13 lakh cash from the Appachi Nagar branch of Canara Bank.On September 24 last , an armed gang barged into a branch of the Mini Muthoot Finance branch on the Tirupur-Kangeyam Highway and took away 1,381 sovereigns of gold jewellery.
Tuesday's incident came as a shock to residents as the showroom was located opposite Tirupur North police station.A gold jewellery, weighing around 25 kg in a locker was not taken away.