Tribune press service
Ludhiana, December 4
Thieves targeted the home of an auto parts businessman in Basant Avenue, Dugri, and scavenged with valuables worth over Rs 20 lakh. The thugs were caught on cameras CCTV and the police launched an investigation to identify them.
The incident happened in the wee hours of this morning when the occupants of the house returned from Delhi.
Suresh Kumar Dogra, owner of the house, said he owns an auto parts store in Gill Chowk. On November 30, all family members traveled to Delhi to meet their relatives.
Gold, money stolen from the almirahs
After breaking the locks of two almirahs in separate rooms of the house, the thieves decamped with gold worth Rs15 lakh, Rs5 lakh in cash and other valuables. âSuresh Kumar Dogra, owner of the house
When they returned this morning, they were shocked to see that the thieves had ransacked the whole house. The disbelievers entered the house after climbing the outer wall. Then they uprooted the kitchen grill to facilitate their entry into the house.
“After opening the locks of two almirahs in separate rooms, they decamped with gold worth Rs 15 lakh, Rs 5 lakh in cash and other valuables,” Dogra said. .
The thieves also took away the weapons license for a .12 caliber rifle. He said his son’s wedding was due to take place in February this year and that they had bought gold for the same. Even the money was also kept to make advance payments for the wedding. But the thieves took everything.
Dogra said that, according to images captured by CCTV cameras, three masked thieves committed the theft. They entered the house around 1 a.m. today and left the house within 30 minutes.
After the family informed the police, police officers, along with a team of forensic experts, arrived at the house and launched an investigation.
A case against unidentified criminals has been registered by the Basant Avenue police.
Thieves hit a clothing factory, KS Garments, in Kailash Nagar on the night of December 2-3. Factory owner Kashish Singla said the thieves scoured with a huge stockpile of clothes, seven sewing machines, an LED, Rs 50,000 in cash and the value of the stolen valuables was in lakhs.
Police have filed a complaint against the unidentified perpetrators. They also scan CCTV cameras for clues about thieves.