Hours after the flag march conducted by the police, burglars targeted two shops in Basti Jodhewal area on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday and decamped with valuables and cash worth lakhs of rupees. The police have been conducting flag march across the city to build confidence among the residents and reassure them about their safety and security.
In the first incident, the burglars struck at RK Furniture and Electronic World at Gopal Nagar, Tajpur Road. Manoj Kumar, owner of the showroom, said on Friday morning the watchman informed him about the broken locks of the store and he immediately rushed to the store. The watchman told the police that he saw three people running from the showroom.
Kumar added that the burglars have stolen 2 LED screens, microwaves, 10 home theatres and other appliances. It is second such incident in the past 48 days. He said he incurred a loss of Rs 1.50 lakh in the incident.
Kumar lamented the police have been making claims of 24 hours patrolling in the city and also holding flag march with paramilitary forces but they have failed to curb the crime.
The police held a flag march in the area on Thursday night.
In second such incident, the burglars targeted Anshuman Footwear shop at Radha Swami Road. Pawan Kumar, owner of the shop, said on Friday morning when he went to his shop he was shocked to see that the locks were broken and the shop was ransacked.
The burglars decamped with Rs 25,000 in cash and other valuables, including expensive shoes. CCTVs installed in the area have captured three suspects roaming around his shop.
After the incidents, the police under the supervision of assistant commissioner of police (ACP, east) Saurav Jindal, SHO Basti Jodhewal at police station Gurbinder Singh conducted a flag march in the area.
Inspector Gurbinder Singh said that the police have been investigating the matter and will arrest the accused soon.