Meters away from Police Station, burglars strike at mobile phone shop in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 8: A group of burglars today struck at a mobile phone shop here and decamped with phones worth Rs 18 lakh, officials said.
A CCTV footage shows the gang of seven thieves, some of whom were masked, breaking the lock of the shop around 5.15 am this morning after blocking the view of the commuters, using a long cloth near Abhinav Theatre, they said.
The shop is just few metres away from Nowabad Police Station.
One of the gang members entered the shop and comes out within 15 minutes with mobile phones and leaving the spot, the officials said.
“We have taken cognisance of the incident and efforts are on to bring the culprits to book and recover the stolen goods,” Incharge of the police station Neelam Saini said.
She said mobile phones worth lakhs were looted from the shop.
“We have seen the CCTV footage and it appears that the gang members are from outside. We are hopeful of working out the case in the coming days,” the Contd. on P-4 Col 4 official said. Ravi Kant, the owner of the shop, said mobile phones worth Rs 18 to 20 lakh were stolen from the shop.
“I was moving through the area around 6 am when I noticed the shutter of the shop damaged and immediately lodged a complaint with the police,” he said.
Police station Nowabad has registered a case in this connection, they said.