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Burglaries on the rise, 10 so far in February..

In the last two weeks, four houses have been burgled by unidentified miscreants in Sector 23. In the last two weeks, four houses have been burgled by unidentified miscreants in Sector 23.
Express News Service | Chandigarh | Posted: February 26, 2014 4:13 am

In the month of February, burglars have targeted 10 houses in the city and decamped with cash and jewellery. The police, however, have not been able to arrest the accused in any of the cases.

In the last two weeks, four houses have been burgled by unidentified miscreants in Sector 23. All the houses which were broken into are those allotted to government employees. On Monday, the accused who burgled one of the houses managed to flee despite the presence of police officials who were deputed to nab the miscreants.

“At first, owners of three houses in the same locality in Sector 23 had reported incidents of burglaries. All the incidents were similar. The miscreants had targeted the houses when the residents had gone for work in the morning and afternoon,” said a police official of Sector 22 Police Post.

Vandana, a resident of Sector 23, said, “This is not the first time that one of the houses in our locality has been burgled. Many incidents have taken place here. Despite us telling the police officials who patrol the area to keep a watch, cases are increasing.”

When contacted, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Central) Ashish Kapoor said, “The accused managed to escape the police officials on Monday. But we have deputed special teams in Sector 23. We also sought help from the crime branch.”

On February 7, residents of Sector 38 West had reported burglaries in two houses and an attempt was made to burgle another house. A complainant, Davinder Kumar Sharma, had suffered a loss of 45 tolas of gold, Rs 70,000 in cash, $750 and a coin collection of different countries weighing about a kilogramme. Loss from the other house which belongs to Pritam Singh could not be calculated as the owner is in the US. The miscreants also tried to break into Sharma’s nextdoor neighbour’s house.

A day before the incident happened, Pritam and his wife had left for the US to visit their daughter. Pritam’s brother Dr Darshan Singh who is looking after the house noticed the lights of the house open and found the house ransacked.

These houses in Sector 38-West were burgled between 2 pm and 5 pm when the residents of the houses and that of the neighbouring houses were not at home.

Admitting that the police have failed to find any leads in the case, DSP (South) Surjit Singh Malik said, “We are trying our best to arrest the accused. But there is no clue. The dump data from the mobile towers in that area was taken but there was nothing in it.”

A similar incident had taken place on February 19 when three houses in Sector 7 were targeted by two miscreants. These were also the houses of government employees. Gold and cash was burgled from the continued…

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