Four flats in Technical Paradise Society, Sector 56, were burgled in the early hours of Sunday causing widespread panic among the residents.
The burglars have targeted only those apartments whose residents were away on a holiday or on business trips. The flats located in two towers were locked.
It is believed that the burglars have made away with cash and jewellery. The police would be able to ascertain the exact loss suffered by the victims only after they return to record their statements.
The society stands only 50 metres away from the police station. Two private security guards— one each for a tower— were posted by the society. The guards were clueless and the police too is struggling with its investigations as there were no CCTV cameras installed.
The police have however brought in fingerprint and forensic experts to gather evidences. It has filed an FIR against “unidentified burglars” under sections 454 (house-breaking) and 380 (theft) of the IPC. Though 24-hours have passed police are yet to make any headway in the case.
The police suspects that a gang of thieves behind the burglary. It is obvious that the thieves kept an eye on the complex and monitored the movements of its residents. Punit Agarwal, one of the residents of the society told City Spidey, that “It is shocking that the thieves have only targeted the four apartments that were padlocked. They seem to have done a reconnaissance” before breaking in, he said.
The RWA members suspect that the two security guards in the complex were probably asleep. “The multiple house break-ins in our complex came to light around 7 am when the neighbours woke up and saw the padlocks broken, they immediately informed us”, Atin Chatterjee, general secretary, RWA said.
A team led by ACP (Crime) Shamsher Singh, comprising of an inspector and four policemen, has been formed to investigate the case.
Inspector Arvind Kumar SHO station 56 said that he was holding meetings with society residents to take measures to prevent such burglaries. He said the night patrol has been intensified. Two assistant sub-inspectors and six constables have been given the task of checking criminals involved in burglary cases with similar modus. The police “working on clues” are confident that it would be able to solve the cases soon.