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India: Gold Jewelry Worth $1.3 Million Found at Burial Ground

The daring heist took ten days to complete
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16kg of gold jewelry stolen from a jewelry store in Vellore, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India, was recovered by police in a burial ground, IDEX Online reports.


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The daring heist took ten days to complete as the suspect, now apprehended, used a technique he learned from YouTube videos to slowly drill a hole through the wall of the Jos Alukkas jewelry store. He was arrested five days later, on December 20, after officers scoured “almost 200 CCTV recordings.”


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According to police, the suspect wanted to “melt down the gold – worth $1.3m – after retrieving it from a burial ground in Odukathur.”

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