In a post midnight break-in at a jewellery shop in the Tilak Incline commercial area of Hyderabad, robbers fled with around eight kilogrammes of gold.
After the robbers were done with near Rs40 million heist, they drank to their victory and left a message for the owner of Baghban Jewellers, Abdul Raheem, with the empty bottles of liquor. “If you want to be alive, don’t tell anyone,” said the note.
Raheem came to know about the robbery on Sunday afternoon and went on to inform the police. “They swiped every piece of gold and jewellery set in the shop,” said Raheem. “All the shelves in the shop were empty.” The City police SHO, Aslam Naz, said that the forensic cell is investigating the heist. A broken wall clock which had fallen to the floor, probably during the robbery, had stopped ticking at 4:10 am. SHO Naz said this indicated the time of the robbery.
Baghban Jewellers is located at a little distance from other jewellery shops in the Tilak Incline area. Naz said that Raheem had not even hired a guard for the night duty. The closed circuit cameras were also switched off. Meanwhile, Abdul Rauf Motlani of the Jewellers Association said that they will give the police enough time to investigate the crime.
Published in The Express Tribune, 25th, 2012.
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