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Vikash Sharma

Not only cyber fraudsters, petty criminals too are coming up with new methods to execute loot and other offences. This was again evident after three youths stole around Rs 50,000 in cash from a medicine store by tricking its owner in Bhubaneswar.

The incident of miscreants decamping with money from the cash counter of the shop has now become the talk of the town. The entire incident has been captured in the CCTV camera installed at the shop.

As per initial reports, the planned loot was reported from IRC Village in Nayapalli area on Friday. Sources said three youths were involved in the loot of cash from the store.

The miscreants committed the crime with precision as the shopkeeper did not had the slightest of clue about their real intention.

Initially, one of the robber in the guise of customer arrived at the scene on the pretext of buying some product. Moments later, another robber, posing as customer, turned up to the shop and asked for a packet of Horlicks.

After inquiring about the product’s MRP, the second robber handed over some cash and escaped from the spot along with the Horlicks packet. Soon after realising that the customer had given less money for the product, the shopkeeper stepped out of the shop along with the first robber who was present at the spot.

Taking advantage of the absence of the shopkeeper, third robber entered the scene and decamped with the money from the cash counter.

Based on the complaint filed by the drug shop owner, Commissionerate Police has started a probe into the incident.

“How can we know that robbers would come in the guise of customer? They diverted my attention by paying Rs 40 less than the MRP for the product that prompted me to step out of the shop,” said Shivraj Digal, the shopkeeper.

Not only the IRC village, miscreants decamped with around Rs 36,000 from another medicine store at Rabi Talkies area in similar fashion. Multiple robbers were involved in the theft of cash, sources said.

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