Burglars, posing as delivery boys, ransacked four flats of Jeevan Ashray Society, a highrise in Pi 2 area of Greater Noida, the police said. The burglars made away with Rs 35,000 cash and jewellery.
The incident was reported to the police after residents found doors of their flats ajar on Wednesday evening.
“Locks of some flats were broken and valuables of some persons were missing. The security register was scanned and it was found that some persons had entered the society posing as delivery boys. The burglars were also carrying some eatables to convince the security. They took nearly two hours to burgle four flats but the guards did not bother to check,” said Anil Pratap Singh, station house officer, Kasna police station.
The car used by the group, a Hyundai Verna, is clearly visible in the CCTV footage. However, the registration number was found to be misleading.
“The registration number of the car was found to be that of a motorcycle. The burglars had used fake number plates to avoid being caught. A large part of the high-rise is out of the range of CCTV cameras. Besides, there is no intercom facility to inform flat owners about the arrival of visitors,” Singh said.
The police said they have registered a case at the Kasna police station under relevant sections of the IPC and formed two teams to investigate the case.
“I have asked RWAs of high-rise societies to follow basic security measures like installing intercom systems and CCTV camera surveillance,” Singh said.
On January 5, six flats of a high-rise in Greater Noida west were burgled in a similar. The thieves, who were arrested on Tuesday, had confessed that they posed as carpenters and entered the society.