Thief breaks in,raids fridge and escapes with booty

A robber broke into a house in Vikaspuri and fled with valuables,but not before feasting on the leftover food in the family’s refrigerator,police said.

Written by Srishti Pandey | New Delhi | Published: June 21, 2012 1:01:14 am

A robber broke into a house in Vikaspuri and fled with valuables,but not before feasting on the leftover food in the family’s refrigerator,police said.

Police said 25-year-old Ajay Pal,owns three ice-cream parlours,and stays with his mother and sister in their ground floor flat,almost managed to catch the thief when he sneaked into the room where the family was sleeping on Saturday night.

“I caught him but he attacked me with a knife and punched me on my face. I couldn’t hold him any longer and he fled,” Pal said.

When the took stock of the situation,the family found that the thief has stolen cash and jewellery from a cupboard,and eaten food kept in the refrigerator,police said.

Police also found that Pal’s main gate along with those of his neighbours had been locked from outside.

Pal said the first and second floors of the building were being renovated. Police have picked up a few labourers for questioning.

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