Palakkad: Evidences are pointing to a gang including Malayalees behind the robbery of gold ornaments worth Rs 98.05 lakh belonging to Kalyan Jewelers.
The shocking highway robbery took place at K G Chavadi in Coimbatore on Monday. K G Chavadi police said that the culprits will be nabbed within two days.
The investigation team has been split into six groups to speed up the probe under the direction of Coimbatore SP. Crucial information regarding Malayalee involvement in the case was found in the Chennai centered investigation.
An investigation focusing on the owner of the car used by the robbers led the police closer to the culprits. Tamil Nadu police, who are investigating the case, had found that the car was last bought by a Malayalee after being sold by several people.
The cinema style robbery took place on the national highway near a petrol pump at K G Chavady. Around 2 pm, a car carrying 3,107-gram gold ornaments, 243-gram gold covered diamonds and 243-gram silver ornaments from Thrissur to Coimbatore was hit by another car.
A gang of 10 persons came out of the second vehicle and forcefully pulled out the drivers before hijacking the car carrying the gold. The car was later found abandoned near Madhukkarai.
Police found that the vehicles used by robbers had travelled frequently through the toll plazas on the Thrissur – Coimbatore national highway for 10 days ahead of the robbery.
Investigation based on fingerprints found on the abandoned car is also progressing. It is learnt that the car seized from the jewelry staff was abandoned as it was unable to move fast after being hitting by the robbers’ car.