The house of a timber trader of Sector 8, Noida was looted by armed robbers who took away Rs 2.5 lakhs in cash and an estimated Rs 15 lakh of jewellery. The intruders reportedly called up the homemaker of the house from outside by announcing that there was a fire. As soon as the woman of the house came outside the robbers held her hostage at knife-point and tied her hands and feet. The male members of the house had reportedly gone to attend a marriage function. Police is trying to get leads into the armed robbery.