Within 24 hours of the late night dacoity in Sector 4 in Panchkula,a group of four thieves reportedly struck a house in Pinjore on Tuesday night and decamped with cash and gold jewellery worth Rs 1.5 lakh.
The thieves,who were reportedly armed with sharp-edged weapons and pistols,resorted to a modus operandi similar to the one that was used to strike at the Sector 4 residence of a businessman recently.
The family members of the scrap dealer of Madawala area,Pinjore,that borders with the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh,including his wife,son and daughter,were tied up with ropes in a room by the four thieves while they looted valuables from the house.
The family of scarp dealer Vinod Kumar told the police that around 10.30 pm,when Kumar was away,the miscreants struck the house and within half-an-hour,managed to loot cash,one gold ring and four bangles.
The family members also stated that they did not raise an alarm because one of the thieves possessed a gun,while the other three looted the house.
Police officials had said that the thieves reportedly introduced themselves to the family as CBI sleuths and soon after pointed their guns at them and led them to a room,where they were tied up.
The scrap dealer had constructed an opulent house above his shop.
At the time of the theft,apart from Kumars wife,his son,daughter and grand daughter were also present at home. When Kumar returned,he immediately informed the police,following which a police party subsequently visited the spot, the police said.
Panchkula-Ambala Range Commissioner of Police,Rajbir Deswal,said that the police has already initiated an investigation into the matter. It seems to be the handiwork of some local people and we are working on different leads to crack the case, Deswal added.