85 sovereign gold ornaments robbed from jewellery shop

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Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, Feb 11 (UNI) Unidentified burglars struck at a jewellery shop and decamped with gold ornaments weighing 85 sovereigns, valued at Rs eight lakh, in the busy Ayyalur road here today.

Police said the culprits used a welding machine to cut the iron grill gate of the shop and gained entry by cutting a portion of another iron shutter. To cover up their operation, they parked a lorry in front of the shop. They decamped with gold ornaments, but did not touch the silver ornaments.

The robbery was noticed by a passersby, who informed the police.

Senior police officials rushed to the spot along with finger print experts and sniffer dog.

A special police team was formed to nab the culprits.

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