Cops inspect CCTV visuals to trace gold robbers


A special police team led by Assistant Commissioner (South) A.J. Babu has started examining the CCTV camera visuals from select locations in the city to trace the vehicle used by the robber gang to snatch 1.2 kg of gold from a jewellery employee.

The visuals from various CCTV cameras were collected after the hint given by the jewellery employee about the registration number of the vehicle was found false.

Police officials said there was no such vehicle registered in Malappuram district with the given number and that the gang may have used an altered number for the crime.

Mr. Babu, who heads the investigation, said the police would look into all the angles of the incident, including the veracity of the statement given by the jewellery employee.

“As per our investigation, the incident happened the same way he narrated, but, we are still in the process of verifying it,” he said.

It was on October 26 that an unidentified gang, masquerading as Directorate of Enforcement officials grabbed around 1.2 kg of gold from the youth while he was returning to the jewellery shop after doing hallmarking works outside. The incident took place around 3.30 p.m. near Palayam.

As per the youth’s account, the gang stopped his two-wheeler near the Palayam junction and asked him to get into the car with the gold.

“Soon after he got into the car, the gang attacked him and grabbed the gold. Later, they abandoned him near the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital,” the police said.

A gang of robbers snatched 1.2 kg of gold from a jewellery employee

on October 26.

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