Dacoits loot Rs.800,000 worth jewellery from Greater Noida house

February 28th, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Greater Noida, Feb 28 (IANS) About 15 armed robbers looted jewellery worth Rs.800,000 from a businessman’s house in Greater Noida, the police said.
The pistol-brandishing robbers barged into the house, and thrashed an employee who was alone in the house Friday morning.

Arun Tikku, 36, was at his factory Nestel Bathtubs and his wife Bhawna, a teacher, had gone to her school.

Tikku had asked a junior employee of his factory to be at his home, since there was nobody in the house.

Tikku told the police that the assailants posed like courier boys and finding the employee alone, thrashed him.

They broke open cupboards and decamped with jewellery worth about Rs.800,000, and some cash.

Surendra Verma, superintendent of police, said a case of dacoity and assault has been registered.

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