Jamshedpur, Jan 9: In yet another case of theft in the city, unknown criminals decamped with cameras and cash worth over Rs 2 lakh from a photo studio at Baridih Market under Sidhgora police station area in the wee hours on Saturday.
Owner of the studio, Dibakar Kumar was shocked to see the asbestos roof of the shop broken apart. On inspecting the shop, he found three cameras, including two video cameras were missing and also missing was Rs 12,000 that Kumar had kept in the cash-box.
OC, Sidhgora police station Manoj Thakur confirmed the burglary at a photo studio in Baridih Market in the night.
The OC, Sidhgora police station who had also gone to the spot and inspected the crime scene said they are trying to establish clues to the criminals by taking footage of the CCTV cameras installed in the marketplace.
Incidents of theft, burglary and snatching are on the rise in the steel city. On Friday night at about 9 pm, three bike-borne criminals snatched a smartphone from a 40-year-old man at Bistupur, but fortunately all the three criminals were nabbed and the snatched gadget recovered due to the alacrity of a section of the local residents.
A police party arrived at the scene getting information about the snatching, but by that the local residents had nabbed all the three criminals and also recovered the smartphone. After the arrival of the police the locals handed the three to the police who also seized the bike the criminals had used in committing the crime. Police sent all the three arrested persons, identified as Ajay Mukhi, Arvind Mukhi and Pramod Mukhi, to jail after producing them before a judicial magistrate on Saturday.
Meanwhile, on Friday, Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce officials expressed concern with SSP M Tamil Vanan about the theft incidents. They demanded an increase in police patrol. On Thursday, the thieves had stolen 11 lakh 84 thousand from the jaggery shop of Parsudih Bazar Samiti and two lakh cash stolen from the galley by breaking the lock of Mango Dimna Road Bishnu Bhandar.
The theft activity was captured in CCTV cameras installed in shops. The shopkeepers also made the footage available to the police. Despite this, the hands of the police are still empty. Meanwhile, a theft took place in Sidgora. The thieves carried out the incident by cutting the shop shed.