Gadgets worth `40L stolen
Ahmedabad: In what could be termed as utter failure of midnight patrolling by cops, a gang of 10 used a jack to open the shutter of a mobile shop-cum-godown at Judges Bungalow early on Thursday and decamped with goods worth Rs40 lakh.
As per the complaint lodged by Akshat Bavishi (25), owner of iPearl shop located on the ground floor of Goyal Traders building, at Vastrapur police station, when a staff member of the shop opened it at around 10 am on Thursday, he found boxes of the equipments lying on the floor.
He immediately informed Bavishi, who is also the owner of iPearl shop's branch located near Shivranjini crossroads. He rushed to the spot and found 78 iPads and seven iPhones worth Rs40lakh missing. On being inform
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Preliminary investigation revealed that the incident took place around 5.30 am. The miscreants had also cut the wire of the CCTV installed outside the shop's premises.
BJ Pandya, ACP, 'A' Division of police, said, "However, the CCTV inside the shop was working and it captured a masked men looting iPhones and iPads. Once the FSL report comes, we will be able to comment on the matter."
Pandya added that a CCTV footage of a nearby shop shows a gang of 10 arriving with five backpacks. While the rest stood near a tree, one of them used a jack to lift open the shutter of the shop and entered it.
Vansh Barot, who is the owner of Anand pan shop located near iPearl, said, "We closed our shop at 2 am. Two of my staff who serve tea were sleeping outside. One of them, Amrat Desai, told me that his sleep was disturbed in the night and he spotted some people standing outside the shop but ignored them thinking they were a group of friends."
CCTV captures 10 with backpacks
CCTV footage shows 10 men walking toward the shop after crossing the road and standing beside a tree. It shows them having five backpacks. One of them takes out a jack from the bag and approaches the shop while others keep a vigil on the road. After half an hour, he comes out. The gang puts iPhones and iPads in their bags and flees.
Failed attempt at branch of same shop
“Before targeting the shop on Judges Bungalow road, the gang had attempted to get inside the Shivranjini branch of the same shop. The CCTV installed there shows the same members trying to break it open but were unsuccessful. They then left the spot,” said a cop.
How a jack helped in robbery
A Jack, which is often used at garages to lift heavy vehicles, was used to lift the shutter to a certain point. It helped the robber enter the shop without breaking its locks. Use of a jack ensured that the locals did not come to know about the robbery, as the shutter was shut down after the theft. It came to light when a staff entered it.
`4.5 lakh stolen from office in satellite
Anuj Patel, resident of Thaltej area on Wednesday lodged a complaint of break-in at Satellite police station. According to his statement, at around 6 pm on February 14, an unidentified person broke into his office in Satellite area and stole Rs4.5lakh cash. Police are looking into the matter.
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