Hyderabad:Thieves broke into the Big Bazaar supermarket at Kacheguda and fled with cellphones, laptops and cameras worth lakhs in the early hours of Saturday.
The crooks gained entry from the rear of the mall and stole the displayed items. Cops suspect ex-staffers and have launched a manhunt to nab them.
The incident occurred between 12 pm and 2 am on Saturday. The culprits were aware of the entry and exit points of the mall and gained entry through a back door.
Police said they went to the E-Zone on the third floor where the gadgets were kept on display.
“They stole about 35 cellphones, 15 laptops and seven cameras. Though the authorities didn't give an exact estimate of the stolen goods, its worth is around Rs.5 lakh.
The mall authorities said they would file a second complaint after proper estimation,” said detective inspector K.R. Kishore.
The culprits left the empty boxes and covers in the store and took only the gadgets. The staff who came to the store in the morning alerted the police.
The footage retrieved from surveillance cameras was examined by the cops and they found that he culprits resembling some former employees. "We suspect ex-staffers. They are aware of the entry and exit points of the mall and could easily enter the mall," the inspector said.
A case was registered. Some suspects have been picked up for questioning.