Unidentified persons burgled two houses on Bal Krishan Road in the wee hours of Tuesday. An attempt was also made to break in the third house but the move was thwarted as the owners woke up. Police, however, claimed that only two houses were targeted.
Footage from CCTV cameras installed in one of the houses revealed that 5-6 young men had passed the house around 2.20 am. Same modus operandi was used to loot both the houses. The miscreants entered through the windows by unbolting the grills and fastened the doors of the occupied rooms with ropes and clothes. In one house, they placed heavy furniture against the doors to further block the way. Cash and ornaments worth lakhs were stolen from both the houses, claimed owners Sanjiv Baghi and Yogi Raj Bagga.
"When we got up in the morning, we could not open the door of our bedroom. Somehow, we managed to come out and saw that everything was lying in disarray. Our daughter's room had also been locked from outside but thankfully, she was unhurt," said Baghi.
City police reached the spot and conducted enquiries and also collected finger print samples. A spate of burglaries in the city in the last few days has left residents panicking. "Hardly any day passes by when thieves do not strike at any place. We wonder what the police is doing. Incidents of snatching are also on the rise," said Khraiti Lal Katna, a former municipal councillor. Senior superintendent of police, Sushil Kumar, said efforts were afoot to nab the culprits.
Meanwhile, Mahilpur police arrested five armed persons from Painsran village and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession. The SSP claimed the gang was preparing for a big robbery.