Three parked cars burgled in Margao

In three separate cases of theft from parked cars in Margao, unidentified culprits made off with cash amounting to 2.5 lakh. Police have booked a case against unknown accused and a hunt is on to nab the culprits.

In the first case, Francisco Gonsalves lodged a complaint with the Margao police, to the effect that his bag containing 2 lakh kept inside his pick-up went missing when he had parked his vehicle near the SGPDA market, Margao, on Thursday afternoon.

Gonsalves, in his complaint, said that he had kept the bag below the driver's seat, before getting down to go to the market to buy some fruits. When he returned after some five minutes, he found the bag and the money missing. Acting on his complaint, the Margao police pressed into service a dog squad, but no clues were found.

In the second case, cash amounting to 25,000 placed in the dickey of a two-wheeler belonging to Rina Ramani, which was parked near a bank in Margao, was found missing, Thursday afternoon. Though the bag was later found lying at some place in Comba, the cash was missing.

In the third case, unknown culprits stole an ATM card from the dickey of a two-wheeler belonging to a woman from Navelim and withdrew 25,000 from her account with the help of her ATM card. The PIN number of the ATM car was written on the card cover, it is learnt. [TOI]