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Jewellery shop robbed at gunpoint

New Delhi: In a daylight robbery, three unidentified men robbed a jewellery shop in West Delhi's Tilak Nagar on Friday and fled the spot after firing bullets, one of which hit a man standing outside the store leaving him injured. The trio entered the shop at around 3:15 pm and took the owner at gunpoint. However, only a thorough investigation would reveal if more persons were involved in the execution of the crime.

DCP West Monika Bhardwaj said that the owner Sushil Kumar was alone in the shop when the assailants barged into the showroom. They took the owner at gunpoint and asked him to part with the jewellery. Police said the robbers took away jewellery items. However, the value of the jewellery could not be immediately ascertained, it is assumed the robbers managed to flee with jewellery worth lakhs. When the accused were leaving the store, Sushil Kumar's son Sahil, and his friend Rajat Kumar (22), who were present outside the shop, raised the alarm.

At this time the robbers panicked and in retaliation, the accused fired bullets, one of which hit Rajat Kumar in the hand. Kumar was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. A case was registered. A team has been formed and the CCTV footage from the past some days is being checked to know if the robbers carried out a recce before committing

the crime.

The injured has been admitted in the hospital. He is said to be out of danger.

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