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Ornaments worth Rs 12L stolen

Kolkata: Miscreants looted ornaments worth nearly Rs 12 lakh from a jewellery shop in Goyalpara area of Ichhapur in North 24-Parganas on the Monday night.
A gang of around 7-8 miscreants entered a shop by breaking open the shutter and looted valuables and hard cash from there. Locals on Tuesday morning found the shutter broken and reported the matter to the local police. The owner of jewellery shop, Abhijit Mukherjee was also informed by the police. When the police entered the jewellery shop, they found everything was ransacked.
Mukherjee who rushed to the spot immediately after being informed, told the police that there were many orders of ornaments, especially ahead of the Bengali new year.
The ornaments that have been stolen were kept inside the chest. He informed police that there were valuables worth nearly Rs 12 lakh. The investigation has become a little difficult for the police as the CCTV camera was broken by the miscreants. They also removed the hard disc of the surveillance camera.
According to preliminary investigation, police suspect that the miscreants had prior information that worthy valuables were there at the shop which were supposed to be delivered to the customers on or before the
Bengali New Year.
Locals on Tuesday morning raised questions on the security in the area. They also questioned on how the miscreants entered the jewellery shop by breaking open the shutter as it is situated in a middle of a market place.
According to preliminary investigation, police suspect that there were 7-8 miscreants in the gang who came in a car. Police have started a detailed probe into the incident.
They are interrogating the employees of the jewelley shop in this connection. Raids are being conducted to nab the culprits.
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