Kochi: The cops have failed to make any breakthrough in the Aluva heist case, in which thieves broke into a house and decamped with money and gold worth over Rs 30 lakh, even after four days of the incident.
The Ernakulam Rural police now suspects role of a gang from other states behind the episode.
"The probe is based on four 'outside' fingerprints received from the almirah which was broke open during the robbery act. We've send them to our counterparts to select north-eastern states to check whether noted thieves there are involved or not.
We suspect the role of a gang which commits robberies before moving back to their home state," said a senior police official.
The robbery took place at the house of Poonelil George Mathew in Thottakattukara near Aluva last Friday evening when the households went to visit a relative . Unidentified men then broke into the house after sedating the dog and decamped with gold and money between 6.30 pm and 11.30 pm.
"We suspect presence of the robbers in the area for days before the heist as they knew that the family members, who returned from Gulf, had taken the ornaments from bank locker only a few days back. Also the dog was sedated," the officer said.
Ornaments, including diamonds, were stolen after breaking the almarah and the locker inside. Forensic experts collected a total of 10 fingerprints from the almarah
. While six of them belonged to the households, the probe is now based on the four 'outside' fingerprints....