Cuttack: Adding to the increasing crime rate in the Silver City, at least four miscreants robbed a jewellery store in CDA Sector 6 in Cuttack city on Wednesday night.
While one miscreant was detained by the locals, three others managed to flee the spot.
According to sources, three youths entered the shop at around 9 pm last night on the pretext of buying ornaments. However, finding the staffers other customers busy in watching the World Cup 2019 match, the trio engaged everyone in a conversation while another miscreant was waiting for them in a car that was parked nearby.
While everyone was distracted because of the match, the miscreants suddenly pulled out sharp weapons and firearms and robbed the jewellery store of gold ornaments which were on display.
As they were fleeing from the spot after the crime, locals managed to nab one of the miscreants while others managed to escape.
On being informed, police reached the spot and registered a case regarding the incident. While an investigation into the same has been initiated, a manhunt to nab the accused has been launched on the basis of CCTV surveillance footage, sources said.