Ornaments, cash worth Rs 40 lakh stolen from two flats in Mapusa
In yet another incident that has caught police napping, Mapusa town today was rocked with two thefts worth Rs 40 lakh in a broad day light and both the places where the theft have occurred are just beside the Mapusa police station and it is quite surprising that the culprits had this much daring to commit theft just in the vicinity of the police station.
In the first case, unknown culprits entered the flat T 2 on the third floor of Damodar Apartment at Ansabhat, belonging to one Ms Deepali Sawant Dhawaskar just behind the Mapusa police station. The incident occurred between 12 and 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon when Ms Sawant had locked her house and had gone to her shop. After she returned she noticed the theft.
The culprits entered the flat by breaking open the latch of the front door and later broke the locks of the cupboard and stole gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 36 lakh and cash worth Rs 19,000.
Simultaneously, during the same time and suspiciously the same gang or members of the same gang committed theft in flat 204 B located on the second floor of Garden Centre Complex building right opposite the police station.
The culprits effected entry into the flat of Ms Lavita Madgaonkar in her absence by breaking open the front door and later the cupboards and stole away ornaments worth Rs 4 lakhs and cash worth Rs 4000.
The accused also tried to also commit theft in another adjacent flat but could not succeed. Further investigations are in progress. [NT]