Cash, jewellery worth `5L stolen from Nerul house
NAVI MUMBAI: A house in Nerul was broken into by unidentified people and cash and gold jewellery worth Rs5 lakh were stolen on Friday. The Nerul police have registered a case.
According to the police, complainant Anil Dhanaji Bhoir, 43, had gone out for shopping with his family around 1.30pm and returned within two hours only to find that the house had been broken into.
“The culprits entered the house by breaking the lock at the main entrance. They stole cash and gold jewellery from a cupboard and fled. The family registered an FIR,” said Vikram Tarkar, sub-inspector from Nerul police station.
Tarkar said there was no security guard in the building. The premises does not have CCTV cameras.”
“We are interrogating some people based on suspicion but have not made any arrest owing been to lack of evidence,” said another police officer.
“The criminals succeed because people do not use strong locks on their doors. The windows, which are not properly secured, provide easy access. We request residents to take preventive measures for ensuring safety of their homes and valuables,” said Suresh Mengade, deputy commissioner of police (special branch).
“Residents should keep their jewellery and other valuables in bank lockers instead of keeping at home. Guards should be appointed only from authorised agencies,” he said.