Three burglars, including a woman, were caught on camera striking at a house in DLF City Phase 1 area in broad daylight when the owner’s family was out to attend last rites of a relative in Delhi.
The thieves decamped with Rs 50,000 cash and jewellery worth Rs 12 Lakh from the house, police said.
The thieves, according to police, struck at the residence of RK Bhan, a businessman, on Sunday afternoon. The family had gone to attend the last rites of Bhan’s father-in-law who passed away in Delhi on Saturday.
When his wife, Usha Bhan, a teacher, returned on Sunday evening she found the locks broken and doors open. The thieves had made their way to the cupboard containing valuables. The family suspects someone known to the family was hand in glove in the theft.
“Someone knew about our whereabouts. Also they knew the place where we store cash and jewellery which helped the burglars for sure,” Usha told police. RK Bhan is often travels to Kashmir for business purposes and Usha teaches in Delhi.
She lodged a police complaint at DLF phase 1 following which police registered an FIR against unknown persons under different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). She told police that Rs 50,000 cash, Rs 12 Lakh jewellery (200 grams gold and three diamond rings) were missing from the home.
“An FIR under sections 454 (house-breaking) and 380 (theft) of the IPC has been registered and the investigation is on,” a police spokesperson said.
Police are examining the CCTV footage where the three people are seen leaving the house in an auto rickshaw after committing the theft.
Sunday’s incident is a series of burglaries that have took place in DLF City Phases in recent times. Rama Rani Rathi, the local councillor, alleged that authorities neglected the safety issues of the area even as burglaries continue unabated in the area.
“It is unfortunate that no one seems to care about the safety of citizens here. This despite residents paying full maintenance charges to the builder,” she said.