Bengaluru: A six-member armed gang struck a jewellery shop on the outskirts of Bengaluru on Monday night. While five of them escaped with the jewellery, one ran out of his luck and was caught by the public.
The dacoity took place at the jewellery shop at Machohalli Gate in Madanayakanahalli police limits. The shop owner, Chanaram, was about to close the shop when the gang, which came on bikes, barged in and assaulted him with lethal weapons. Two shop employees, who came to his help, too were attacked.
Chanaram sustained a deep cut in his hands, while the two staffers received multiple injuries and collapsed. While three gang members assaulted Chanaram and his staff members, the other three smashed counter glass tops and put jewellery into a bag.
When Chanaram shouted for help, the gang ran out of the shop towards their bikes. While five of them managed to escape, Madhu was chased and caught by the public. He was beaten up black and blue before he he was handed over to the Madanayakanahalli police.
The gang members were wearing full-face helmets and jackets to hide their identity, Chanaram told the police, who rushed to the spot after they were informed about the incident.
Chanaram and staff members were taken to a private hospital. The police have taken up a case of dacoity and are questioning Madhu.