Burglars broke into the houses of a doctor, engineer and a senior analyst in the posh South City-2 and decamped with gold and diamond jewellery worth over Rs. 5 lakh on Thursday afternoon.
The thieves forced into the three houses of I-block of the builder floors on Sohna Road after breaking open the front door lock in broad daylight.
All inhabitants of the three houses were out at the time of the incident and got to know about the theft when they returned in the evening.
“My neighbour called me to inform about the theft in my house. My wife was also away at work. I rushed home and saw it was all ransacked. The lockers were broken. They must have spent two to three hours to rob the house,” said Dr Jai Bhagwan, senior medical officer (SMO), Sohna Civil Hospital.
Jai Bhagwan lives on the ground floor with his wife.
“We generally never keep the jewellery at home. We had just got it out two days ago from our bank locker for a marriage function,” said Anita Singh, Bhagwan’s wife.
Suman Goyal, another victim who works as senior analyst with Fidelity, said, “We have lost all jewellery kept at home. We do not find this area safe and secure to live anymore.”
The burglars also fled away with some computers and cash.
“The security system in our locality is very poor. Despite paying heavy maintenance fee, we are not getting basic facilities. Last year, a theft was reported from a top floor house, but nothing was done,” said Rajdeep Ahluwalia, a senior technical leader at Aricent Technologies and one of the victims.
When contacted, investigating officer Yashwant Singh said, “We are conducting the investigation. Dog squads were called and finger prints have been taken. The culprits will be arrested soon.”