THREE ROBBERS looted cash and jewellery of about Rs 70,000 from a house at Suraj Nagar, behind Mayur Hospital, Ring Road this morning.
The robbers also hit two women with lathis to terrorise the inmates before leaving with the booty. The incident occurred sometime between 4 am and 6 am at the house of Suresh Chandra Agrawal who owns a jewellery store in the Patnipura area and lives with his wife, daughter and a married son.
The entire family was sleeping at the time of the incident. While Suresh Chandra and his son were sleeping on the first floor of the two-storied house, the mother and daughter were sleeping in a room on the ground floor.
To gain entry into the house, most probably, the miscreants first climbed the stairs of a three-storied house situated one house away which are not guarded and can be accessed by anyone. From there they climbed onto the roof of the neighbour’s house and onto the roof of Agrawal’s house.
They forced open the roof door and came downstairs. They found the almirah in the ground floor room and the keys kept on top of it. They took away the cash and jewellery from there.
While leaving they forced open the lock of the shutter door, which woke up the mother and daughter, and when they challenged the miscreants, they beat them with lathis due to which they sustained minor injuries. The culprits locked them inside a room and escaped.
The women shouted for help and Agrawal and his son came down and opened the door. The police were informed but by the time they came and searched the area, the miscreants had gone.
Interestingly, some neighbours had spotted the three miscreants coming out of the house, but they thought they were visitors.