Electronic traders are passing sleepless nights over the increasing number of cases of theft and burglary in the city. Despite installing CCTVs and taking other security measures, five showrooms have been burgled in the past two months, and no recovery or arrest has been made so far by the police that have perplexed the showroom owners.
The electronic showroom owners who have become victim to the burglaries have united and planned to meet the police commissioner over the issue.
According to these members, in the beginning of year 2008, many electronic showrooms were burgled in the city in a row following which the showroom owners had held a protest before the senior superintendent of police demanding security. After the incident, the police had strengthened the night patrolling in the city and the burglaries stopped, but the police were failed to trace the gang.
Now after five years, the gang has come into action again.
According to the police officials, the preliminary investigation has revealed that the members of burglary gang used to do recce in the day before executing the crime. As the temperature took a dip and people preferred to stay home at night, the burglars took advantage of the circumstances and executed burglaries with an ease.
Police commissioner says
Police commissioner Nirmal Singh Dhillon said the police have been working on it. The patrolling teams have been strengthened too and the gang would be busted soon.
Burglaries at electronic showrooms
November 9: Burglars had burgled an electronics shop at Dugri Road and decamped with 12 laptops.
November 17: Burglars had struck at an electronics shop in Itta Wala Road area of Dugri and decamped with 80 mobile phones and 8 LCDs.
November 23: Burglars struck at an electronic showroom in Sandhu Nagar of division number 4 police station area and decamped with Rs 50,000 cash and 1 LCD.
December 8: Burglars had struck at an electronics shop in Model Gram area and decamped with laptops, CCTVs, hard disks and other accessories worth Rs 50 lakh.
December 23: Burglars decamped with 20 laptops, 10 mobile phones and other accessories from an electronics showroom Bama Infotech at Kitchlu Nagar main road. Owner claimed that he incurred a loss of Rs 12 lakh in the incident.