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Police yet to solve Sonari robbery case, scan CCTV footage,

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Security beefed at residential areas

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Jamshedpur, Nov. 1: A series of burglaries in the city during past few months has prompted the police to take some immediate measures to curb the menace. Thefts not only in residential areas but also in commercial establishments but residential complex have been reported.

It may be recalled that unidentified miscreants took away cash worth Rs 30,000 and jewellery worth around Rs 5 lakh after taking hostage the house owner and retired bank employee SujanDutta at a flat in Shivam Apartment under Sonari police station yesterday. Two youths and a girl rang the calling bell and when the door was opened they informed that they have been sent for house maintenance work.

When the owner refused to entertain them and tried to close the door they pushed him back and tied him at the point of gun and took away cash and jewellery kept in the almirah and left the flat. Sonari police have taken footage of the CCTV cameras installed at the complex and began a probe in this regard.

The police administration has decided to increase night patrolling in the city, especially in Mango and Sakchi localities of the city. “Burglaries have increased as many families are away on vacation.

Specially constituted patrolling squadshave already been deployed under the limits of the Mango and Sakchi,”said police official. He, however, stressed upon developing intelligence gatheringmachinaries and intensifying patrolling around midnight.In the past one week, at least seven cases of burglary have beenreported in the city and the suburbs. Most of the incidents happenedin posh areas of Sonari, Mango and Sakchi.

The East Singhbhum district police have taken steps for increasing vigil in and around residential flats of the city. The police have failed to nab robbers’ gang which has succeeded in executing robbery of over Rs 18 lakhs in two residential apartments at New Baradwari and Sonari within a span of seven dayson February 29 and March 5 respectively.

Meanwhile, senior superintendent of police, Anoop T Mathew who is monitoring the probe into the robbery case has instructed the officers-in-charge of all the police stations in the city to ensure an enhanced patrolling around the residential apartment, surprise checking of all mode of vehicles and regular monitoring the CCTV cameras installed on the main thoroughfares as well as the roads leading to the residential apartments.

“One police officer from the police station concerned would keep an eye on the movement of constables deployed at different places under the system,” a police official informed. These constables would keep an eye on suspicious elements moving in night and check them.

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