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Parcel service employee robbed of Rs 2.75 crore gold

COIMBATORE: A 3-member unidentified gang allegedly knocked down a 26-year-old worker of an air parcel service firm from his two-wheeler and made away with 8kg gold ornaments price Rs 2.75 crore at Peelamedu here on the early hours of Thursday.
According to police, the incident took place when M Prithvi Singh, a local of Rajasthan, was once on his approach to the airport from his administrative center on Mill Road at 5.30am.

“When Prithvi neared Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management on Avinashi Road, he noticed that 3 bikers were following him. Suddenly, one of them knocked him down from the car. As he lay on road, the trio sprayed chilli powder on him and sped away with the bag containing gold ornaments, which 15 people had entrusted the air parcel firm to be despatched to Mumbai,” an investigation officer mentioned quoting the complainant.

Prithvi lodged a complaint with the Peelamedu police, who registered a case and launched a probe. Meanwhile, deputy commissioner of police (crime) P Perumal has formed 5 special teams to crack the case.

Prithvi mentioned he couldn’t see the trio’s faces, as they were dressed in helmets. Police have recovered a small pocket knife and shoes from the crime scene.

The Peelamedu police mentioned they have got carried out inquiry with the victim and his colleagues on the parcel service, besides pressing dog squad into service.

“We are in the technique of gathering CCTV footages from the parcel service administrative center to the crime spot. We have already gathered a few (CCTV footages) and so they don’t show any individual following the complainant,” the officer mentioned.

A month ago, more than 3kg gold ornaments price Rs 98 lakh that Kerala-based Kalyan Jewellery was once transporting to the city from its department in Thrissur were robbed close to KG Chavadi on the outskirts of the city. The rural police had cracked the case with the arrest of 17 people.

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