Caught on cam: Gang of women thieves loot meat shop in Bengaluru, engage little girl in theft
A gang of women robbers, disguised as beggars were caught on camera looting a meat shop in Bengaluru. The act caught on CCTV cameras show how the women distracted two staff of the shop while a little child, part of the gang, stole money from the cash counter. The local police have launched an investigation into the matter based on the CCTV footage.
The incident took place in a frozen meat shop in R T Nagar locality of Bengaluru on Monday at around 11.30 AM. The CCTV installed at the counter of the shop has captured the entire act. Four women, disguised as beggars are seen entering the store and walking straight inside the counter. Two staff dressed in uniforms are seen attempting to stop the women from entering the storeroom area.
One by one, the women make their way into the storeroom area even as the staff attempt to stop them. The footage shows how while the women were keeping the staff distracted and engaged, a little girl who accompanied the women runs to the cash counter and steals money.
The footage shows the little girl shifting bundles of cash into a bag in her hand and run back to one of the women. As soon as the girl has finished her job, the women are seen walking out of the store. The gang managed to make away with Rs 20,000 kept in the cash counter. The staff who realise that the money has gone missing attempt to chase the gang unsuccessfully.
"The store has chosen not to file a complaint but we have taken up investigations. We even detained two suspects yesterday but the staff claim that those who committed the robbery were not the same people. We are in the process of identifying more suspects," said a source from the R T Nagar police station.