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Erode cops crack Coimbatore gold heist

Erode police have cracked a major gold heist that took place in Coimbatore a month ago after arresting following the arrest of three persons during a vehicle check at Hasanur in the district on Thursday.

Erode cops crack Coimbatore gold heist
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The officials also recovered 178 sovereigns of gold jewellery from the trio. 

Police said the arrested - M Riyazudeen (25), F Azarudeen (24) and P Vijayakumar (24) of Coimbatore - had robbed jewellery shop owner off 4.3 kg of gold at knife point at Raja Street in Coimbatore last month. 

“The trio was travelling by bus. A police team, conducting checks got suspicious and started questioning the three men. This led to them confessing to the robbery,” Erode District Superintendent of Police R Sivakumar told DTNext

Sivakumar said the district police had intensified vehicle checks in the Coimbatore-Karnataka border following a tip off that liquor was being smuggled into Tamil Nadu from the neighbouring state following the closure of TASMAC shops on highways based on a Supreme Court order. 

“The vehicle checks actually helped us crack the case,” he said.

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