Flat owners sleeping on terrace wake up to cash, jewellery worth Rs 5L stolen from house in Sadashiv peth
Jadhav's family was not in their house when the incident happened and the main door of the house was locked. But an unidentified person broke the lock and entered the house. The cupboard in the bedroom of the house was ransacked and cash worth Rs 70,000 and gold jewellery in the cupboard were stolen.pune Updated: May 20, 2018 17:08 IST
A house in Sadashiv peth area of Pune was robbed during the early hours of Saturday. Gold jewellery and cash, collectively worth Rs 5,55,100, was stolen from the house.
The theft is suspected to have happened between 1am and 6am on Saturday in a flat in Khajina Vahiri chowk in Sadashiv peth. The flat belongs to Dnyaneshwar Jadhav, 54, who works at the blood bank of Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial (YCM) hospital in Pimpri. He lives in the house with his wife and daughter.
Jadhav's family was not in their house when the incident happened and the main door of the house was locked. But an unidentified person broke the lock and entered the house. The cupboard in the bedroom of the house was ransacked and cash worth Rs 70,000 and gold jewellery in the cupboard were stolen.
“They live on the fourth floor of the building, which is the top floor. The summer sun heats up the house, making it difficult for them to sleep there at night. So they lock the house and sleep on the terrace of the building,” said police sub-inspector (PSI) Sudhir Sakore of Vishrambaug police station, who is investigating the case.
The police have found a suspicious looking person on the close circuit television (CCTV) camera footage installed in the society. However, there are no confirmed suspects in the case.
“The society, which used to be known as Jadhav wada earlier, does not have a watchman. We are looking for suspects in the case,” said PSI Sakore.
A case under Sections 457(trespassing or house break-in in order to commit offence) and 380 (theft in dwelling house) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered in the matter at Vishrambaug police station.
First Published: May 20, 2018 16:58 IST