THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:After a brief hiatus, it seems that burglars are back in force in the city. A series of burglaries in the district has left the residents with sleepless nights. Two burglaries were reported from two different places in the district in the early hours of Wednesday. Incidentally, both burglaries were carried out in a similar manner and happened at the same time.
In the first case, robbers struck at the residence of Sajikumar at Naruvamoodu near Nemom at around 2:30 am. A group of burglars broke into the residence and snatched a gold chain, worn by Sajikumar’s wife, weighing around six sovereigns. They entered the house after smashing the lock of the kitchen. They then entered the bedroom where Sajikumar and his wife were sleeping. Though the couple immediately woke up, after hearing a loud sound in the room, the burglars managed to snatch the chain from the woman flee from the scene.
The Naruvamoodu police registered a case. They said that the investigation has begun. The second incident occurred in the Maranalloor police station limits. A burglar entered the bedroom of one Ajithkumar after breaking down the door of the room and decamped with gold ornaments weighing seven sovereigns and some cash. The burglar also snatched a gold bracelet from a child who sleep there.
Interestingly, the family came to know about the incident only on Wednesday morning. Maranalloor police has registered a case.
Speaking to ‘City Express’, rural SP Shefeen Ahamed said that these two burglaries or the incidents reported earlier were not planned operations. “There is no question of any planning done by any particular group in carrying out these burglaries. These burglaries have been carried out by local thieves. It is quite normal for the criminals to go back to crime even after serving punishment. We, however, won’t allow such incidents to recur in the future and night patrolling will be intensified in the coming days. Similarly, we insist that the public should take care of their belongings and valuables to prevent the such incidents. The public should take precautions to protect their valuables, especially, in view of the coming holidays,” he said.
Incidents of burglaries, thefts and chain snatching have resumed since last one year both in the city and rural limits. Though majority of the cases have been solved, a good number of burglars are still at large.
Man Lands in Police Net
T’Puram: The Thampanoor police on Wednesday arrested an automobile showroom employee for allegedly swindling around Rs 12 lakhs and absconding from his home town. The accused has been identified as Shyam alias Chikku, 24, a resident of Manacaud. According to the police, the accused was working as a cashier in a automobile showroom located at Thampanoor. “ It is learnt that the accused swindled around Rs 12 lakh on a two month basis as per the complaint lodged by the showroom owner. When we began a search for him, he had gone absconding. However, he landed in police custody on Tuesday night and the arrest took place on Wednesday morning. Shyam has confessed of the crime and has been produced before the magistrate and remanded for 14 days”, a police official said.