The Nizam’s Museum theft case is solved after a week of investigation. The South Police arrested two accused from Mumbai on Tuesday.
The incident took place a week ago when two thieves entered the Nizam’s Museum and stole antiques. The stolen antique was a 4 kg gold tiffin box worth several crores freckled with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. The thieves used a ventilator to sneak in and steal the golden tiffin box along with a golden tea set.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar took the case and started the investigation with the help of CCTV footage. The museum had 18 exit gates, out of which one of the CCTV recorded the robbers exiting the museum on a bike. The footage was of no use as their faces were covered and the image was blurred. The police received their first clue from the video camera at Charminar, where the robbers stopped their bike after the radiator hit a stone.
According to sources, the bike was found in the nearby Zaheerabad District. After the robbery, they ran to Mumbai and were arrested at a five star hotel by the Police.
The Police Chief said that one of the accused defended himself and said he was in jail at the time of the incident.
It is said that they visited the Nizam’s Museum a month ago as tourists. The antiques attracted them and they planned the robbery. The main accused was found wanted in another 26 cases.