Five more house break-ins keep police on their toes
Five cases of house break-ins were registered by the city police on Saturday. While four of them were in Sewri, one was registered by the Borivli police.mumbai Updated: Apr 18, 2011 01:33 IST
Five cases of house break-ins were registered by the city police on Saturday. While four of them were in Sewri, one was registered by the Borivli police.
Cash and valuables collectively worth Rs6 lakh were stolen from the five house.
With the recent incidents, 15 cases of house break-ins have been reported in the city in the past 48 hours.
In Sewri, four flats - numbers 66, 68, 73 and 71 - in Sumati Nath Apartments at Jakeria Bunder Road were broken into on Saturday morning. According to the police, the modus operandi of the housebreakers was similar to the one used by the burglars in Kalachowkie on Friday. The police suspect it to be the handiwork of the same gang.
According to the police, the owners of the flats were away at the time of the incident.
Meanwhile, another incident of house break-in was reported at the Borivli residence of Prasad Chaugale, 41.
Chaugale and his family were out when an unidentified person broke into his home at Babhainaka, the police said. The accused cut the window grill and made away with cash and valuables worth over Rs 3.70 lakh.
"We have registered a case of house break-in against an unidentified person. We suspect the involvement of someone who resides in the same area. Further investigations are on," said Bhagwan Chate, senior inspector, Borivli police station.