Cop’s house burgled in Sattari, gold stolen

Taking advantage of the family going out for the purchase of essential goods and commodities in the Sanquelim market, burglars looted gold jewellery worth around 3 lakh from the residence of a policeman in Ravan, Sattari, on Monday.

Eknath Gawas of Dhatwada-Ravan along with his wife had gone to Sanquelim market to purchase the things required for Ganesh Chaturthi after attending his duty hours at Mapusa police station.

As no one was present in the house, the burglars entered the house from the rear in broad daylight and looted the gold and jewellery items kept safely in the cupboard.

When Gawas returned in the evening, he and his wife were shocked to notice the theft and immediately informed the police station at Valpoi. Arjun Gawas, assistant police inspector, conducted the inquest of the crime.

Speaking to TOI, he said, "Eknath Gawas has informed us that burglars took a steel box containing jewellery items. No cash was there in the house and no other household items were taken. The theft may have taken place at around 11am." [TOI]