A resident chased a juvenile and caught him red handed on Friday midnight after he attempted to burgle scrap material from a flat in Shipra Sun City, Indirapuram.
The burglary occurred in a flat situated next to the boundary wall of the society. A group of 4-5 boys leapt over the boundary wall and stole aluminium scrap kept in the backyard of the flat. "I deal in aluminium so I store scrap in backyard of my house," said Avinash Chander, the victim. Chander added that the backyard of the flat shares a wall with the boundary wall of the society.
Narrating the event, Chander said, “Around 12, I heard noises coming from the back of the house. When I went there to check, I saw two boys jumping off the boundary wall to the main road with scrap material in their hands. To catch them, I rushed to gate no. 4 of the society which is nearest to my flat. Unfortunately, it was closed then. I went back and took out my car to make an exit from another gate. In the meantime, the gate no. 4 was opened after my son insisted. We both went after them and saw them crossing the road. We followed them but they ran after leaving the scrap material on the road. While 4 others escaped, we caught hold of one boy from the group at a distance of 300 meters from the society. We dialled 100 and police came. We took the boy to Indirapuram Police Station, lodged a written complaint and handed over the boy to the police.”
Chander also said that this is the third attempt of burglary at his house and he alleged the same group behind the attempts. "This is the third attempt in the last 5 months. When I verified with the boy, he accepted his involvement in earlier incidents," said Chander.
However, its a lapse on the side of security employed in society as well. If the claim of Chander holds some truth, then it puts a big question mark on the security management of a housing society. The guard at gate no4 of the society told CitySpidey that he had seen a group of 4-5 teenagers who used to pick rags scattered on the road. He even identified the picture of the accused caught.
Even though CitySpidey tried to contact AOA there was no response from the other side.
Apart from inept security, Chander complained that height of the boundary wall is very low and even small boys can climb and enter the society. “Which is why this incident happened thrice,” he added.
Meanwhile, the police has identified the accused and said that he lives in a JJ cluster in Indirapuram. Police also said that since the accused is a minor, he will be presented first in front of juvenile justice board as per Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. “We have informed the board and are waiting for their call,” an official said.