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Wednesday , February 26 , 2014
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Traders fret over Dhubri robberies

Dhubri, Feb. 25: Two robberies in the heart of Dhubri town — one in a jeweller’s shop last night and other in a cigarette godown on February 20 — in the span of four days have created security concern among the traders of Dhubri town.

Last night, a gang of robbers allegedly escaped with gold jewellery and stones worth Rs 30 lakh from M/S Setting House on Rabindra Sarani Road in ward 4 of the town while on Thursday cigarettes worth Rs 22 lakh were stolen from a godown on Charman Road in the same ward.

However, sources said robbers stole jewellery and stones, including diamonds, to the tune of Rs 1 crore from the shop — one of the biggest jewellery shops in lower Assam.

Rabindra Sarani Road and its surrounding areas are dotted with nearly a hundred jewellery shops.

Till a few years ago, these areas were considered safe and well protected but the number of thefts and robberies in the areas have created a great deal of security concern, a section of jewellery shop owners said.

One of the owners of the jewellery shop, Rana Karmakar, said the robbers broke into the shop through the right side window and broke the doors and three lockers.

Officer in-charge of Dhubri police station, Manik Kalita, said the police picked up 10 goldsmiths and the watchman of the shop and they were being interrogated.

Replying to a question on the robbery in the cigarette godown, Kalita expressed serious doubt over the robbery as he did not find any evidence or lead to proceed with the case and investigate into the incident.

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