Sankhali: Unknown persons effected entry into a house at housing board colony in Bordem-Bicholim on Monday late night, but could not steal away valuables from the house due to alertness of councillor Vijaykumar Natekar.
According to Bicholim police, three unknown persons entered the house of Deepak Joshi by breaking open a door and made an unsuccessful attempt to steal valuables.
When BMC councillor Natekar heard some noises, he rushed to the house and found three persons present there.
As per information, when he asked the trio what were they doing there, one of them pointed a gun at Natekar due to which the latter ran away from the house and alerted other neighbours.
The locals then intimated Bicholim police. However, by the time the police arrived, the three thieves had managed to escape from
Police said that the Joshi family is out of Goa and once the family returns it will be ascertained whether anything has been stolen from the house or not. However, the police said that cupboards in the house were damaged by the thieves and clothes were found scattered.
The police said that the gun that was pointed at Natekar by one of the thieves could be a fake one, used only to scare him.
A similar incident had also occurred at Sankhali housing board colony on Monday at around 6 pm. In this incident, the thieves escaped after owner arrived home and that the thieves brandished a gun, it was stated.
In both the incidents, complaints have been lodged, informed PI Sanjay Dalvi.
It is believed a gang of thieves could be active in the area that is targeting locked houses.
Meanwhile, former councillor Bhagwan Harmalkar has demanded that police patrolling be intensified in the area.
Police are investigating the incidents under the guidance of Bicholim police inspector Sanjay Dalvi. Bicholim and Sankhali police are on alert following the two