Nuapada youth arrested for shoplifting

Nuapada youth arrested for shoplifting

Cuttack: The police has arrested a youth from Nuapada district allegedly for stealing at least 20 gold rings from a jewellery shop here, a police officer said today.

A team of Purighat police arrested the youth from his native village in Nuapada district yesterday, the officer said.

The gold rings, weighing around 100 gram, were stolen from the shop last month, the officer said, adding six out of the total number of 20 stolen rings were recovered from the accused person’s possession.

“The accused person’s accomplice is still at large,” he said.

The accused youth and his accomplice had come to the jewellery shop at Nayasarak here on January 29 and posed as customers, the officer said, adding that the duo had picked up a box containing at least 20 gold rings while the salesman was busy attending other customers.

The duo was identified with the help of CCTV footages that were obtained from the jewellery shop during investigation, he said.