Robbers steal items from 10 shops in a single area in Gurugram
Gurugram: Not afraid of the area being in proximity to National Highway-8 and sidelining a more riskier proposition of a police station just a few metres away, burglars targeted 10 shops in a row on Gurugram's Khandsa road. Their brazen act was caught in the CCTV camera where they can be seen breaking the shutters of the shops. The crime was carried out between 2 am to 4 am. As the shops targeted were mostly offices, retail and chemist shops, the list of stolen items include computers, generic drugs and mobiles. As of now, no arrests have been made in the case even as the police are trying to ascertain the identity of the criminals who carried out the act.
"We are trying to identify the criminals who have been caught in the CCTV cameras. It seems that the thieves knew the area well and knew what shops to target which is why they were able to successfully carry out the act. Never the less, we will soon be able to get hold of them. We are also trying to find out that was any local support which was extended to them in carrying out the crime," said a senior police official from Gurugram police.
While the robbers were successful in carrying out a mass burglary in Khandsa road, a similar kind of act was attempted on Sohna road where the robbers tried to break the shutters of ATM bank. They, however, failed in doing so. It is important to note that this is not for the first time when robbers have carried mass burglaries by targeting various shops in and around the city. Time and again, the robbers have targeted shops like mobile stores and electronic items and have been successful in their attempts.
Burglars in Gurugram continue to rule the roost with over the 1,400 cases of thefts reported in 2018. The following data was provided by the Gurugram police Commissioner KK Rao. The Gurugram police commissioner claimed that there were still over 50 gangs small and big that are involved in the crime of burglary.
Even though the Gurugram police solved the cases in 2018, the robbers were successfully able to snatch Rs 37 lakh from a gas dealer and also able to steal jewellery worth Rs 12 crores from a prominent showroom. Moreover, the burglars this year also showed the audacity to successfully commit thefts from the houses of top politicians and bureaucrats in the city.