A personal protective equipment kit, commonly known as a PPE kit, is an important shield for healthcare workers against COVID-19. However, over time, it has also become a tool for miscreants to execute crimes, as it reduces the risk of revealing their identity.

In yet another such incident, burglars in PPE kits robbed a store in Guwahati’s Jalukbari area. The incident was captured on a CCTV camera placed outside the shop. A team of five burglars was caught on camera while breaking into the store. Two of the burglars can be seen wearing PPE kits.

According to the shop owner, the thieves stole around Rs 5,000 in cash and several other expensive materials made of bell metal, brass and copper.

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“The theft took place at around 1:50 am. They were five of them, and they took several items made of bell metal, brass and copper along with other costly products,” the shop owner said.

What is surprising is that the shop is located very close to the Jalukbari Police Station. And the incident took place at a time when the movement of only frontline workers and those in a medical emergency is allowed.

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, a curfew starting from 12 pm to 5 am has been imposed while shops are allowed to be opened only until 11 am.

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