Hyderabad: Two bike-borne suspects pepper-sprayed a jewellery store worker at General Bazar in Secunderabad area and fled with a bag containing Rs 30 lakh cash on a stolen bike on Tuesday night. It was found that the bike was stolen from the Peddamberpet area of Hayathnagar.
The incident that took place at a stone’s throw distance from Mahankali police station, threw a challenge to the city police.
Suspecting that the robbers would have abandoned the bike at a busy public area, the teams from Mahankali police station and Task Force are on the job of searching for the bike at the bus station, railway stations and a team went to the airport to see if the bag was abandoned there.
On Tuesday evening, Ruparam, an employee of Rohit Jewellers, run by Srinivas Varma, went to Navkar Jewellers owned by Anil Jain at a lane in General Bazar close to the Mahankali police station. Rohit Jewellers manufacture ornaments on demand, and Navkar Jewellers purchase the ornaments and sell them.
Ruparam was given the task to get Rs 30 lakh cash from Anil’s shop located on the first floor of a commercial complex. After collecting the cash, when Ruparam was getting down the stairs, an unidentified person pepper-sprayed on his face. The suspect snatched the bag containing the cash and fled away along with his associate on a bike.
After coming to his senses, Ruparam informed his employer who in turn alerted the Mahankali police and lodged a complaint. The police registered a case and, subsequently, special teams were put in action, along with Task Force personnel.
According to sources, CCTV cameras installed in the vicinity had footage through which the bike used by the suspects was identified. On verification, the bike was found to have been stolen on the road in front of a wine shop located at Peddamberpet in Hayathnagar on October 21.
Further, the police found that the suspects have been using the bike carefully, ensuring that they do not incur any traffic violation so that the vehicle owner would not receive the message from the Hyderabad traffic police, sources said....