In a major theft, valuables worth Rs 6.50 lakh was stolen from a house at Chandor village in Cavore on Friday late evening. The house was closed during the incident as the occupants had gone to the church for Good Friday prayers.
The Maina-Curtorim police have registered a theft case however so far no one has been arrested. Police said that cash and gold ornaments, which were kept in the cupboard of the bed room, were taken away. The valuables were removed from the cupboard by breaking it open. Police said that the occupants had locked the house and left at around 4 p.m on Friday evening. Police said that they returned back at around 8.30 p.m and found the house open. Police said that the culprits affected entry through the roof.
According to the information available from Maina-Curtorim police, though the house is not in an isolated area, other houses are at quite a distance. Police said that the house has a bar close to it.
Police said that as per complaint lodged by Titiano Fernandes, five gold bangles, one gold chain, 10 finger rings, one mangalsutra, three bracelets, three gold necklaces and other items were stolen.
Police said that after receiving information, a team headed by PSI, Mr Pradeep Velip conducted the panchanama. Police said that a dog squad and finger print expert was pressed into service and their report is awaited. Police said that an offence under sections 454, 457 and 380 of IPC has been registered.
Chandor being one of the main villages in Salcete, several people from close-by areas rushed to the spot. Locals have expressed concern over the rising number of thefts in Salcete and called upon police to intensify the patrolling. [NT]