Two persons from Mumbai were robbed of gold jewellery weighing 7.4 kg worth over Rs. 2 crore from their hotel room on Raja Street on Tuesday night.

According to police, Lalit Kumar Jain (36) and Mahipal Singh (28) from Mumbai and Rajasthan respectively had come to Coimbatore on Tuesday by bus via Bangalore. On arrival, the two checked into the hotel and claimed to have visited a number of jewellers.

The two said they returned to the room since jewellers asked them to turn up on Wednesday instead of Tuesday. It was said that the two went out for dinner and were missing for more than an hour.