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Series of thefts near CMís residence in Agrico

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Jamshedpur : In a series of thefts, unknown miscreants stole away cash and valuables worth over Rs one lakh by committing thefts in four residential quarters in Agrico under Sidhgora police station area on Wednesday.

The incident took place at the residential quarters on Cross Road No 3 in Agrico, which is nearby the residence of Chief Minister Raghubar Das located on Agrico Main Road.†

The first thefts took place at the house of Girija Sharma at L5 quarter No 104 on Cross Road No 3.† The thieves decamped with two high-end cell-phones and Rs 60,000 cash by entering into the house of Sharma.

The thieves took away Rs 3,500 from a bag and Rs 2,500 from Sharma’s pants.†

The two cell-phones were also taken away. Sharma said his family and himself were in deep sleep after going to bed at around midnight.† In the rest of three houses, at Qrs No 112, 118 and 120, the thieves have decamped with articles of lesser-value like an old fan, cloths etc.

In the morning, Sharma lodged an FIR with the Sidhgora police station against unknown thieves, leading the officer-in-charge, Shambhu Nath Gupta to arrive at the spot for an inspection.† Gupta had pressed a sniffer dog into service for detecting the criminals.† The sniffer dog had moved toward Gwala Bustee in Bhuiyandih.

During the inspection, the police found a pistol and a pair of hand-gloves lying abandoned at an alley close the houses where the theft took place.† The police have seized the fire-arms and the hand-gloves.

Later in the day, senior SP, Amol V Homkar and SP (city) Karthik S had been to the spot for inspecting the serial thefts.††

With rising cases of thefts and burglaries becoming a regular affair in the city, shopping malls, complex and showrooms are gearing up to beefed up security arrangements at their premises. The authorities are looking forward to appoint extra security personnel and nights guards as a part of preventive measures.

A spate of burglaries in the city and suburbs during past few months has prompted the police to take some quick measures to curb the problem It is time for the police to focus attention to curtail the increasing cases of burglary in the city. Thefts not only in residential areas but also in commercial establishments have been reported.

“We are trying to control the spurt in petty crimes in the city and we have been successful in arresting quite a few thief involved in the reported cases but I think there is a need to ensure proper night watch. We are planning to increase the movement of mobile police,” an official.

The police suspect that migrant labourers from neighbouring States are involved in most of the daytime burglaries in the city. “They spot the houses at a particular area and later come in groups,” said a police official. “Burglaries have increased during the winter as many families are away on vacation.

Specially constituted patrolling squads have already been deployed under the limits Police Stations,” he noted. He went on to add that maximum cases of thefts have been reported from Bistupur, Sakchi and Golmuri areas this year. The police would increase vigil in these areas.

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