Unidentified burglars broke open three locked houses in Wadi and Nandanvan including two adjoining flats in Wadi and made away with cash and valuables worth Rs 4.50 lakh collectively from the houses on Tuesday afternoon. Wadi police informed that Vimal Lalitprasad Shaklani (40), resident of Kohle layout, Ashutosh Apartment, flat no. T-1 locked his house and left for his work on Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, unidentified thieves barged into the house by breaking open the main door and swept away with gold ornaments worth Rs 1.05 lakh. However, after laying their hands on valuables of Shaklani, the thieves went ahead and planned to burgle the house next door. The thieves entered flat No T-3 of Krishnakant Rajkumar Mishra in the same manner and cash Rs 40,000 and looted gold, silver ornaments collectively worth Rs 1.45 lakh.
Shaklani was shocked to discover theft in his house and so were Mishras. They immediately informed Wadi police about the double theft in the apartment. Cops rushed to the scene and after registering an offence under Sections 454 and 380 of the IPC against the thieves, they started their investigations.
In similar other incident in Dighori under Nandanvan police station on Tuesday, some unidentified thieves broke into a house and fled away with cash and jewellery worth Rs 2.01 lakh on Tuesday.
The theft, Nandanvan police said, occurred when Shilpa Rajesh Bidwai (28), a resident of new Dighori went out for dinner to celebrate her husband’s birthday on Tuesday. However, mistakenly the kitchen door was left open giving the thieves a safe passage to have their way. Thieves entered the house through the open kitchen door and looted Rs 22,000 and gold ornaments collectively worth Rs 2.01 lakh kept in drawer of the dressing table. When the couple returned home late night after dinner, they were shell shocked to discover the theft.
Nandanvan police was called immediately and a complaint against the unidentified thieves has been lodged. Cops have registered an offence section 380 of the IPC and started their investigations.