Coimbatore: The Vadavalli police have arrested seven people for robbing a jewellery supplier of 1.8kg of gold jewellery and Rs 7.5 lakh on October 30.
The victim, A Shanmugam, 62, of Gandhi Nagar in Sathyamangalam in Erode district, had visited a hallmark unit in Coimbatore city on his bike. After visiting the unit, he was on the way to his son’s house at Vadavalli at night, when two motorcycle-borne men stopped him on the Vadavalli-Thondamuthur Road and robbed him. The Vadavalli police formed special teams and launched an investigation using CCTV footage.
“We found that Dinesh Rawal, 34, Ranjith Singh,30, Pawar Singh, 27, Venkatachalam, 31 and Bhavani Singh, 23, employees of the hallmark unit, were behind the robbery. They had roped in Abdul Hakkim, 46, and Ashraf Ali, 44, to carry out the robbery,” a police officer said. “We hope to recover the stolen items after arresting some more people.”TNN