Mumbai: Alert jeweller foils robbery bid in his shop

Updated: 17 September, 2020 08:30 IST | Diwakar Sharma | Mumbai

"We have seized the motorcycle but it was stolen property. We have also seized the helmet and backpack. An FIR has been filed and we are scanning CCTV footage," said a Tulinj police officer

CCTV grab showing the bucket Jain threw outside to alert other shopkeepers
CCTV grab showing the bucket Jain threw outside to alert other shopkeepers

A wise move by a jeweller foiled the plan of a robber who had entered the shop in Nalasopara with a plastic gun and sharp-edged weapon on Tuesday.

The shop owner Chetan Jain, 30, and his brother Dinesh, 32, were about to shut shop at 9 pm when an unknown man in a helmet and mask entered the shop and brandished a knife at them.

"He was wearing a helmet, mask and gloves and kept on saying 'chal maal nikaal' (give me the money). He threatened me with the knife but I managed to save myself," Chetan said. "There was a plastic bucket in the shop which I threw out to get the attention of neighbouring shopkeepers. I also threw a wooden stool at the robber, but he was unhurt. But this scared him and he ran out of the shop. The shopkeepers tried to catch him but he managed to escape as he was carrying a knife," he added.

He said the robber had come on a motorcycle. "But in a hurry, he ran on foot as the neighbours chased him. He later threw his helmet and dumped his backpack," Jain said.

"We have seized the motorcycle but it was stolen property. We have also seized the helmet and backpack. An FIR has been filed and we are scanning CCTV footage," said a Tulinj police officer.

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First Published: 17 September, 2020 06:19 IST

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