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Five armed robbers strike terror in Kothrud housing society

CCTV footage clearly shows their sinister plans as the robbers targeted locked flats and decamped with booty from two such flats.

pune Updated: Aug 19, 2018 16:52 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The men moved towards the flats without any fear of getting caught and seem to be unafraid of the law enforcement authorities. (Baltimore Sun)

Five unidentified armed robbers struck Kumbre Garden Society in Kothrud on Friday night leading to panic among residents. CCTV footage clearly shows their sinister plans as the robbers targeted locked flats and decamped with booty from two such flats. Nilima Rajesh Bhandalkar has lodged a complaint in this regard.

Meanwhile, CCTV footage released by residents shows that the two house break-ins in the society was done by five men armed with cutters, rods and sharp weapons.The men moved towards the flats without any fear of getting caught and seem to be unafraid of the law enforcement authorities.

According to the FIR registered with the police station, the robbers entered Kumbre Garden Society at 3 am on Friday. The suspects appeared to be in their early thirties, went about their crime with their faces hidden behind scarves. Their images were recorded by the CCTV camera installed at building 9 of the society.

At 3:15 am, the accused reached flat number 2 of the building, broke its lock and robbed the place of valuables. They, then, went towards flat number 7 of building 14. In both the places, the residents were not home which shows that the robbers had prior information about them, citizens said.

One of the residents of the society, stated that accused were armed with iron rods and cutters. Appasaheb Shevale, senior police inspector at the Kothrud police station said, “We are working on some leads and will achieve a breakthrough soon,” he said.

First Published: Aug 19, 2018 16:50 IST