Masked burglars drill hole in Lalithaa jewellery store, make away with Rs 13 crore worth gold in Trichy

In a Hollywood style heist, two burglars decamped with jewellery worth several crores from a famous store on Wednesday morning in Tiruchy. Drilling a hole to gain entry into the Lalithaa Jewellery showroom, the burglars, who were wearing animal masks, stole jewels weighing a little over 30 kg, right under the nose of six watchmen on the night shift.

The jewellery store is situated at the busiest Chathiram Bus Stand in the city. When the employees of the gold store came to open it as usual in the morning, they were shocked to find the entire ground floor empty.

On receiving information about the burglary, a team led by city police commissioner A Amalraj rushed to the spot and inspected the showroom and its vicinity. While examining the CCTV footage, the two robbers were seen with their faces covered with animal masks. They entered the showroom through the hole they had drilled on the wall which was on the side of an empty space belonging to a popular school. The CCTV footage also showed the robbers stuffing all the ornaments in their bags.

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