Burglaries on the rise in posh Mayur Vihar
New Delhi: Antisocial elements have challenged police with series of burglaries and thefts in East Delhi in past few weeks. Burglaries in the colony developed by the officials of ministry of finance and ministry of home, Fine Home Apartment, have sent shock waves in Mayur Vihar Phase-1. The area houses prominent cooperative housing schemes of professionals such as Supreme Court advocates and various media houses.
In the wee hours of December 14, burglars targeted three apartments at Fine Home and managed to break into two successfully. Besides Fine Home Apartment located between buzzing market and a park, burglaries have also been reported at Sai Temple, Kalavihar Apartments and Una Enclave in past few days.
Increasing crime rate in the area promoted DCP East zone Ombir Singh Bishnoi to visit the area personally to assure prompt action to the victims and safety to the neighbours. However, police is yet to find any clue by interrogating suspects or checking cameras installed by neighborhood establishments.
"Residents cannot have peace of mind and sense of safety until they see any some action on the grounds by police after the gutsy act by the burglars in a gated community. Also, society management need to adopt progressive practices and increase cooperation with neighbouring establishments to deal with such incidents better. The crime is rising in the area and we expect police to initiate strict action," said a resident of Fine Home Colony that elected new office bearers after the burglaries to improve the functioning of the management committee.
According to one of the FIRs filed at Pandav Nagar Police station on December 14, resident couple was away in Gujarat to cast the vote when they received call from neighbours about their broken locks. Based on the inputs gathered, the police suspect the role of an insider in the matter. Residents of other two units were also away at the time of burglary.
After a neighbour raised an alarm, burglars failed to break open the third house while the two guards failed to nab the criminals.
Burglars could not be identified in the security cameras as their faces were covered.