Jamshedpur, Dec. 2: A gang of armed robbers swooped over three flats in a residential complex and decamped with cash and gold ornaments worth over Rs 50 lakh at Pardih under Mango police station area a little after midnight on Wednesday.
According to information, a gang of 10 unidentified miscreants broke into the flats after breaching the iron grills and front doors, tied the inmates and looted cash and jewelries at gun point at Chandra Mohan Mahto Complex in Parmeshwar Colony between 12.30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The miscreants carried out the loot at flats belonging to Radheshyam Nandi, a businessman, Yuvraj Singh, a telecom engineer and Ashish Reddy, accountant at a leading road construction company.
Sources informed that the miscreants took away gold ornaments worth Rs 26 lakh and Rs 6 lakh cash from Nandi’s house located on the ground floor.
They robbed Yuvraj’s family, residing on the second floor of the building, of gold ornaments worth Rs 15 lakh and Rs 3 lakh cash. Similarly, the criminals decamped with Rs 22,000 cash, a gold ring and a cell-phone from Reddy’s residence.
East Singhbhum Senior SP, Anoop T Mathew rushed to the spot on receiving information. He said a police team has swung into investigation after the incident.
Officer-in-charge, Mango police station, Fulan Nath confirmed about the serial robberies at Pardih last night.
“We are investigating the incident and have gathered some clues relating to the criminals involved in the act.
There were about a dozen criminals involved in the serial crime. Some of them were from Kapali area under adjoining Chandil police station area and the miscreants had gathered at that slum before committing the crime. We will raid the slum tonight,” said Nath.
According to the victims, the dacoits, mostly in their mid-twenties, first swooped over lone security guard, Bhagwan Singh, at the entrance of the residential complex.
After tying his hands and legs, the criminals had carried the guard to the basement of the apartment and two of their men guarded him throughout the loot.
Local MLA and State food and civil Supplies minister Saryu Roy visited the houses of the victims later in the day.