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Robbers advised Rohini jewellery shop staff against resisting their robbery bid

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The robbers who decamped with valuables worth Rs 27 lakh from a jewellery showroom in Rohini, had advised the employees there against risking their lives by trying to resist crime, a senior said.

Crime Branch and Special Cell officials today visited two jewellery showrooms in northwest Delhi's Adarsh Nagar and Rohini, that were targeted by robbers yesterday, the said.

In the Adarsh Nagar case, (40) was shot dead in front of his son and helper allegedly by robbers inside his shop.

"The helper told police that the accused had made him lie to the ground while they were taking the valuables. Kaushal was inside the strong room and came out after the commotion.

"While the accused were escaping, he caught hold of one of them and was shot," an privy to the probe said.

In the Rohini case, three men robbed valuables worth Rs 27 lakh from the jewellery shop by holding the employees captive

An officer privy to the probe in this case said the accused did not make attempts to hide their faces and had even visited the showroom last week on the pretext of buying jewellery.

"They told the employees in a friendly tone, 'For a few thousand of rupees that you earn, why would you risk your life. We are not here to harm you. Please let us do our job'," the said.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 23:35 IST