Burglars take away 60,000 from hosiery factory in Ludhiana, caught on CCTV

ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana
Jan 29, 2022 01:23 AM IST

Four burglars ransacked a hosiery factory in Ludhiana, taking away ₹60,000 and a few documents; they were caught fleeing from the spot in a nearby CCTV

A gang of burglars targeted a hosiery factory near a permanent police check post in New Shivaji Nagar during the wee hours on Friday morning, taking away 60,000.

Four burglars were caught on CCTV, running away with <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>60,000 from hosiery factory in Ludhiana. (iStockphoto)
Four burglars were caught on CCTV, running away with 60,000 from hosiery factory in Ludhiana. (iStockphoto)

Factory owner Sunil Kumar Malhotra said he was informed about the break-in by residents of the neighbourhood, who noticed the gate of the factory unlocked at around 7.45am on Friday. He rushed to the factory only to discover that it had been ransacked and later reported 60,000 and important documents stolen.

The footage of the incident, which involved four burglars, has been captured in the CCTV installed in the area. The footage suggested that the incident took place between 4.25am and 5.12am.

Sub inspector Akash Dutt, station head officer at the Division number 3 station, said police have initiated investigation and an FIR has been registered against the unidentified accused.

Burglars target electronic shop, take away 26 mobile phones

Burglars struck at an electronic shop in Main Market of New Janta Nagar and decamped with 26 mobile phones on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

The shop owner, Pardeep Kumar, said he came to know about the incident when he reached the shop on Friday morning and saw it completely ransacked.

On checking, he found that burglars had taken away at least 26 mobile phones, worth around 35,000, from the shop.

Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Jarnail Singh, the investigating officer, said a case under Sections 457 (house-trespass) and 380 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against unidentified persons. Police are scanning closed-circuit television cameras to identify the accused.

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