A senior citizen from Girgaum whose home has been broken into twice in the past three months claimed on Saturday that the VP Road police were not doing everything in their power to find and arrest the thieves. The police, however, said they were investigating the two cases thoroughly and would make arrests soon.
Ateeth Hemant Sukhtankar, 60, is a resident of Ram building at Dr Bhalerao Marg in Girgaum. He registered two complaints of house-break and trespass with the VP road police, one in October and one in December, saying that thieves had broken into his house and stolen cash and valuables worth Rs 2.5 lakh each time.
He said, “Some thief or thieves have been sneaking into my flat and stealing cash and valuables while we are asleep. In both cases, we believe the thief entered through a window.”
He also alleged that a resident of the society may have helped the thief in exchange for a cut for the loot. “I have checked the CCTV footage and no-one apart from the building’s residents can be seen entering through the lobby. So the thief is either climbing the pipes to break in or getting help from someone living here,” he added.
Senior inspector Sanjay Kamble from VP road police station said, “We have been investigating the case thoroughly and will make arrests soon.”