Masked men rob jewellery house in Trichy, Rs 50 cr jewels stolen

Masked robbers have taken away Rs 50 crore worth gold ornaments from Lalitha Jewellery showroom in Tirchi. According to sources, robbers struck post midnight by breaking a portion of the wall at the back side of the showroom.

They gained entry into the first floor of the store and decamped with gold and diamond jewels worth Rs 50 crore. The incident came to light when employees opened the store this morning.'Inspector General of police V Varadharaju too visited the spot and conducted inquiries,' sources said. Forensic experts were collecting samples from the spot and sources said some fingerprints have been obtained.