Woman robbed at knifepoint at Chicalim

A 55-year-old woman was robbed of her gold jewellery worth 3.5 lakh at knifepoint a short distance from the busy airport road at Chicalim on Friday morning.

Three persons travelling in a white car drove up to Basanti Jain as she was headed to the main road from the Jain temple near the Navy Public School. It was about 11am.

On the pretext of asking Jain for an address, the trio got her to stop. One then stuck out a knife and threatening to kill her if she raised an alarm, the trio got her to part with her four bangles, one gold chain and one mangalsutra.

She was spared her earrings only because she had difficulty removing them, police said her complaint stated.

Once the car had fled the scene, the Zuarinagar-resident contacted her husband Jayantilal, who owns a hardware shop at Zuarinagar, and her two sons. The family registered a case of robbery at Vasco police station. It is registered under IPC Section 392. [TOI]