Despite police’s tall claims of 24-hour patrolling across city, burglars struck at a tyre showroom on National Highway-1 near Basti Jodhewal on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, and decamped with tyres worth Rs 15 lakh.
Showroom owner Raj Kumar said, “I came to know about the incident around 6 am on Wednesday, when a neighbour telephoned me and told that shop’s shutter was broke opened and the showroom was ransacked.”
The escapade of burglars has been captured in the close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed in the showroom.
Kumar said, “Burglars struck at the shop around 2 pm and damaged the CCTVs installed outside the showroom. They had even disconnected the power supply to nearby showrooms with an intention to dysfunction the CCTVs. The CCTV footage revealed that burglars remained in the showroom for at least an hour. They loaded all tyres in a truck parked outside the showroom, and took cash from the cash box.”
Daresi station house officer (SHO) Dharampal said, “Two accused have been captured in the CCTVs installed inside the showroom. The police have been trying to identify them.”
Second incident in one year
It is second such incident in the past one year. Showroom owner said around a year ago, burglars had stolen Rs 30,000 from his shop. The incident was captured in CCTVs and he had made a complaint in this context, but no case was registered.