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Chandigarh: Woman’s purse stolen from shop

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A 52-year-old woman’s purse was stolen from a cloth shop in Manimajra on Saturday.

The complainant, Shobha Rani of Indira Colony, who runs a cosmetics shop, said the purse contained 1 lakh, gold jewellery and important documents including her Aadhaar card.

The woman said she was carrying a bag which contained her purse, but when she opened it to pay for items she had purchased, she found it missing.

On scanning CCTV footage, Rani spotted a woman dressed in white standing close to her and told police that she suspects that she had stolen her purse.

A case under Section 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the unknown woman at Manimajra police station.

Shop broken into, valuables stolen

In a separate incident, a sanitary store in NAC Manimajra was broken into on the intervening of Friday and Saturday and a mobile phone, two tablets, car keys and some money were stolen. The owner, Ashok Bansal, told police that his ex-employee, Naveen, was captured breaking into the shop on CCTV. A theft case has been registered.

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