Four unidentified people, including one disguised as a policeman, stole from two employees of a courier company two bags and jewelry worth approximately ₹2 crores in the Paharganj area of central Delhi early Wednesday morning, police said.
The thieves threw chili powder in the courier officers’ eyes before stealing their bags and the jewelry box, police said.
The bags and the box were to be transported to Chandigarh and Ludhiana, and the consignment was received from various places such as Surat, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
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A case of theft has been registered and several teams have been formed to catch the culprits and recover the stolen items, Deputy Police Commissioner (Central) Shweta Chauhan said.
DCP said the theft was noticed after Paharganj police station received a call at 4.49am.
“Two of them came from behind and threw chilli powder in (officers’) eyes and fled with the bags and the box. The expected value of the jewelry was around ₹2 crore and the valuation of the rest is being verified as the consignment was received from different locations…” Chauhan said.
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