Brigade Azam, a career criminal, and some 15 associates ransacked and made away with gold jewellery from an outlet near Coles Road on Saturday afternoon. Sadique Pasha, owner of Bright Jewellers, told the Bharathinagar police his staff was also assaulted.

The value of the jewellery is yet to be estimated. In his statement, Mr. Pasha said Azam had been demanding money from him for the past few days.

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