Bur­glars steal ₹1 cr in cash, jew­ellery from south Delhi trader’s home

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NEWDELHI: Four uniden­ti­fied men barged into the house of a busi­ness­man at south Delhi’s Garhi area, near East of Kailash, and fled with jew­ellery, cash and other valu­ables worth around ₹1 crore in the early hours of Sun­day.

A case of bur­glary has been reg­is­tered at the Amar Colony po­lice sta­tion. How­ever, no break­through could be made in the case till Wed­nes­day evening, even as the sus­pects were cap­tured en­ter­ing the house and com­ing out with stolen items in CCTV cam­eras in­stalled at the busi­ness­man’s home as well as that of his neigh­bour’s.

The busi­ness­man, Man­ish Sachdeva, runs a toy shop at INA Mar­ket. In his com­plaint, Sachdeva told po­lice that on Satur­day night, he went to watch a movie in Noida with his fam­ily mem­bers. The house was locked from the out­side.

“We left home around 10pm and re­turned around 2.30 am. We no­ticed that the main door’s cen­tral lock­ing sys­tem was bro­ken. Our en­tire house was ran­sacked. The di­a­mond and gold jew­ellery, cash, and other valu­ables kept in two almi­rahs were miss­ing,” said Sachdeva, adding the bur­glars had bolted the main doors of three neigh­bours from the out­side be­fore break­ing into his home.

Ac­cord­ing to Sachdeva, three of the four men seen in the footage could be the same sus­pects who had com­mit­ted a sim­i­lar bur­glary in his neigh­bour­hood some days ago. “Both the cases are still un­solved,” he said.

A se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer said they have launched a probe and were round­ing up sev­eral crim­i­nals in­volved in sim­i­lar crimes in the past for clues.

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