April 21, 2009 3:23:12 am
A speech-impaired youth,in his late teens,was arrested for breaking and entering into a house in Karoran village,close to Chandigarh,on Monday morning.
He was caught by Satnam Singh,the son of house-owner Jeet Kaur,while he was scaling the wall of their house to escape around 10.30 am, said investigation officer Assistant Sub-Inspector Harmesh Kumar.
Kaur and Satnam had left their house at 4 am to go to a gurdwara in Sohana. Upon their return,they were shocked to see a youth scaling the wall. Later,they found the house ransacked and valuables worth over Rs 1 lakh,including Rs 40,000 ,missing.
The suspected thief has been identified as Gunga of Indira Colony in Manimajra and was remanded in police custody for two days by a local court.
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The IO added that the arrested youths parents have also been summoned. The police are trying to ascertain whether the youth was alone or was helped by accomplices who fled with the loot.
Meanwhile,another house was broken into in Phase XI,Mohali,on Monday. Houseowner Col G S Jeewa reported the loss of a CD player,car music system,Rs 20,000 in cash,6 gold chains and other valuables. He had left the house locked and upon his return,he found it burgled. The police have registered a case of theft.
Rs 5.5 lakh stolen from parked car
MOHALI: Nearly Rs 5.5 lakh was stolen from a car parked in Phase VI,Mohali,on Monday afternoon. The complainant Parminder Singh,a realtor of Raipur Kalan village in Mohali,had halted at his paternal aunts house around 1 pm when the incident took place,said the police. Parminder said he had withdrawn Rs 9.5 lakh from a private bank in Phase 3B2 and kept it in two separate packets on the rear seat of his Hyundai Verna car. While he was on the second floor residence of his aunt,he heard a noise and discovered a youth break into his car and run away with the money in a golden-coloured car. Parminder added the packet containing Rs 5.5 lakh had been taken away. While the incident was reported to Phase I Station House Officer (SHO) Inspector Harbir Singh Atwal,no recovery had been made till the filing of the report.
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