Jeweller's employee steals gold worth Rs 70 lakh in Mumbai

Jul 08, 2013, 21:13 IST | Vinay Dalvi

About 3 kg of gold worth around Rs 70 lakh were today stolen from a jewellery shop by a worker in suburban Kurla, police said.

About three kilograms of gold worth approximately Rs 70 lakh and Rs 2 lakh cash was allegedly stolen from a jewellery shop from a jewellery shop in Mumbai’s suburban Kurla on Monday.

The robbery, which was reportedly pulled off by a worker who ha been recently employed at the shop, took near the police station near Bhabha Hospital in Kurla.

According to the police, the owner of Madhuram Jewellers, Naveen Dev Pura would hand over the shop keys to his ten-day-old employee, Rajendra Solankhi, so that the latter could clean the establishment in the morning before opening it.

"But by-mistake on Monday along with the shops key the owner Pura also handed the key of his safe to Solankhi. By the time Pura reached the shop he found Solankhi had fled with all the gold and cash in the safe," said a police officer from the Kurla police station.

The Crime Branch and the Kurla police have started a search for the accused. Unfortunately, Pura does not have Solankhi’s adddress or photo making it tougher for the police to capture the suspect.

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