New Delhi: A 25-year-old electrician has been arrested for allegedly stealing gold jewellery worth 20 crore. The electrician stole the jewellery from his employer’s showroom in southeast Delhi’s Kalkaji, police said Thursday. To hide his identity, the electrician wore a PPE kit and covered his face with a mask while conducting the crime. But that did not save him. The accused has been identified as Sheikh Nur Rahman, a resident of Hooghly district in West Bengal, police informed.
Rahman used to work in the showroom as an electrician. He told police that he was harassed by his colleagues who gave him orders like making tea, bringing water among others. To teach them a lesson, the tech-savvy electrician planned a heist at the showroom. He watched videos on YouTube to learn to operate various tools, a senior police officer said.
The manager of Anjali Jewellers, Arijit Chakraborty informed the police Wednesday about the burglary at the showroom. Police officials rushed to the spot and found that most of the ornaments on the ground floor were missing. The locks of the drawers were also broken, they said.
Police found that the accused entered the showroom through the fibre roof sheet of the third floor. During investigation, several teams of different police stations of the southeast district were formed. Police checked the CCTV footage of the showroom and found a person wearing PPE kit stealing the jewellery. The accused knew the exact place of the valuables, the officer said.
When police checked those who were absent from the showroom, they found that Rahman had gone on leave January 10. He said he was visiting his native place. He was supposed to come back January 25. However, with the help of technical surveillance, police found that he had not visited his native place and was in the city, they said.
“Police traced the accused in Karol Bagh area and nabbed him. The stolen jewellery worth Rs 20 crore and Rs 23,000 in cash was recovered from his possession,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) Rajendra Prasad Meena said.
Police said Rahman is tech-savvy and learnt to operate several high-tech tools. Among them were, pressure cutter, gas cutter, screwdriver, Allen Key, torch with long charging.