Cases of daylight burglary on the rise in Gurugram
GURUGRAM: The brazen attempted robbery at Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) office in Delhi has once again brought to light the major problem of burglaries in Delhi-NCR.
In Delhi's neighbouring Gurugram, daring robberies are not only committed on a daily basis, but often in broad daylight.
In a worrying trend for law enforcement officials, daylight robberies have seen a major spike.
On Saturday, a banker filed a complaint that more than Rs 11 lakh in cash was stolen from his house in Gurugram's Sector-53. Three more cases of robbery were reported the same day.
In most of the residential colonies of Gurugram, such as Palam Vihar, Ardee City, Sushant Lok and Sector-56, residents often complain that burglars are not only targeting them regularly, but doing it successfully in early hours of the day.
One such daylight robbery was reported earlier this year, when a group of robbers entered a house in Sector-28 in the day and beat up an elderly woman who was alone at her residence.
In September this year, a 55-year-old widow was brutally murdered in her Sushant Lok bungalow, after suspected burglars ransacked the house.
"Robberies have been a major law and order problem in the city. However, the biggest concern is that most of these criminals are targeting houses in the day and are also successful in their attempts. Not only are these people targeting wealthy houses, even the middle classes are not secure," said Ranjit Dhawan, a Gurugram resident.
"As the population of the city increases, crimes like robbery also will be reported on a large scale. We have taken cognisance of it and are taking action. In most cases, we have been able to attain success," said a senior police official of Gurugram Police.