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Burglary in Indian Navy commander's house in Israel

world Updated: Mar 11, 2010 14:38 IST

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Burglars broke into an Indian navy commander's residence in the prestigious neighbourhood of Herzliya Pituach in North Israel, home to most of the senior diplomats posted in the country.

The burglars broke into Indian Naval officer Girish Das' house on the upscale David HaMelech street of the neighbourhood and ran away with precious items.

Later, the police caught a man who was using Das' credit card at a perfume shop, the Army Radio reported.

A bag of jewellery was recovered from a woman accompanying the man at the perfume shop, the report said.

Das, who could not be contacted, was called by the police to identify the recovered items.

It is not the first time that an Indian official's house has been robbed in Israel.

Burglars had broken into the house of a former Indian defence attache on the same street and disappeared with his car, among other precious objects, which were never recovered.

"The Israeli police has been found helpless in solving these cases despite frequent occurrences. This is despite the fact that it is probably one of the most watched over neighbourhood in the country", a residence of the neighbourhood said on conditions of anonymity.