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Spate of robberies leaves Kanjurmarg locals worried

When Vijaya Dham-dhare, a teacher who lives on the fourth floor at Kendriya Vidyalya residential complex in Kanjurmarg, returned home from school on Tuesday, she found the lock broken.

mumbai Updated: Dec 08, 2010 02:16 IST
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When Vijaya Dham-dhare, a teacher who lives on the fourth floor at Kendriya Vidyalya residential complex in Kanjurmarg, returned home from school on Tuesday, she found the lock broken.

Valuable and electronics worth Rs 50,000 were stolen from her house in Dockyard Colony.

This is the sixth incident of robbery in the same colony.

“The LCD television set and her pearl ornaments were missing,” said a resident on condition of anonymity.

The Vikhroli Parksite police have booked unidentified robbers for the theft.

The residents of the teacher’s colony said the police’s shoddy investigation prompted the thieves to strike there repeatedly.

“On November 7, two robbers attempted to break into two houses. He managed to get in the third house and robbed it,” said a resident, a teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya at Colaba.

The residents said the thieves know that the residents of the colony are teachers and also know their timings. “Most robberies have taken place during the afternoon when we are away at the school,” said another resident.

There are three liftmen in the building.

“After every robbery, the police question the liftmen and leave them. We suspect an insider to be behind the robberies but the police have not been able to crack even one case,” said the resident.

Sanjay Shintre, deputy commissioner of police (Zone 7), said they too suspect that the thefts are an insider’s handiwork. “I will call for the case papers and take a check of the cases from the police officers at Parksite. However in cases like these we usually suspect record criminals but these days we have observed that even boys of 13-14 years are committing thefts,” said Shintre.