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Serial burglaries in Dwarka last week suggest a gang on prowl

Posted: Sep 25, 2018     By Akhilesh Pandey

A gang of burglars is on the prowl in Dwarka, as repeated incidents of burglary in locked flats of Sector 10 point out. Police has CCTV footage from the societies where the incidents happened, and it appears that the burglars were well-acquainted with the surroundings.  

All the incidents in three different societies in Sector 10 happened in locked flats.

Last Wednesday, three flats at Elephanta Heights were burgled; one day later on 21st, it happened in one of the flats in Bandhu Vihar; and on the night of 22nd, three flats were burgled in Fakhruddin Ali Apartments of Sector 10.

An FIR has been lodged at Dwarka South Police Station and investigation is under way.

Police has CCTV footage from Bandhu Vihar and Fakharauddin Ali.

Treasurer of Fakhruddin Ali Apartments, Khalil Ahmed, spoke to City Spidey on the subject.

“From the CCTV footage, it seemed like they knew everything about the society — they even knew about the CCTV cameras. They were avoiding the cameras. There’s definitely a gang at work.”

Earlier this month, two more incidents were reported from Bank Enclave in Sector 22 and Apoorva Apartments in Sector 5.

According to residents, in 2016 too, burglars had attempted to rob locked flats in Crescent Apartments of Sector 18 — such incidents were common during 2010-11.

RK Singh, a resident of Sector 12, said, “This is a really serious matter. All RWAs, managements of societies must hire efficient security on the premises — in fact the guards must know how to deal with such incidents. And of course, all premises must have CCTV cameras.”    



TAGS: burglary / locked flats / CCTV footage / Sector 10 / Elephanta Heights /  Fakhruddin Ali Apartments / Bandhu Vihar