Betalbatim burglary


Crime: Burglary.
Date: March 12, 2013.
Place: Betalbatim.
Victim: Sylvia Pereira.
Police Station: Colva.
Incident: Miscreants targeted the bungalow of the owner at Gonsua ward and decamped with a gold chain when the inmates were sleeping inside. The burglars effected entry into the house by removing the window grill. They ransacked the three bedrooms, but could only lay their hands on a gold chain. Fortunately, the miscreants could not effect entry into the bedroom where Sylvia was sleeping inside with the children since it was latched from inside.
Status of investigation: Both the robbery at Adavwaddo, Majorda and the burglary at Gonsua-Betalbatim occurred on the same night, with the miscreants using the modus operandi of entering the premises by removing the window grills. Till date, however, the Colva police have not made any headway into the daring burglary and the robbery in neighbouring Majorda village, saying that investigations into both the cases are in progress. [H]