HYDERABAD: Members of the Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) expressed grave concern following a heist in the Hyderabad district. The robbers reportedly escaped with gold jewellery worth Rs40 million from a jewellery store located in the Tilak Incline area in the limits of the city police station.
According to reports, burglars broke into the Baghban Jewellers store when the store was closed. “The robbery took place between Saturday and Sunday,” said Abdul Raheem, the store owner.
Eight hundred tolas (a single tola equals 11.67 grams) of gold were stolen from the iron safe and other lockers. In the wake of this incident, members of the HCCI have demanded police intervention to control robberies, street crime, extortion and kidnapping.
President of the All Sindh Saraf and Jewellers Association Alhaj Haroon Rashid Chand said that the possibility of an inter-district gang’s involvement in the heist could not be ruled out.“Law enforcement agencies are fully aware of the existence of gangs of burglars, but are reluctant to crack down on them,” he said. He added that gold traders were fed up with the robberies and had complained to the authorities various times Ð but to no avail.