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Cupboard broke open by burglars at a flat at government quarters, Bhatlem-Panaji.  Nandesh Kambli | NT

Rs 2.86-lakh goods stolen from Bhatlem flat

PANAJI: In a broad daylight robbery, gold ornaments and some cash all worth around Rs 2.86 lakh were stolen from a flat located in the government quarters, Bhatlem-Panaji on Thursday.

Panaji police informed that Pramod Korgaonkar (42) has lodged a complaint that some unknown persons affected entry in the flat by breaking open the main door lock and decamped with gold ornaments, a watch and cash of Rs 1,500 from the locker of the cupboard.

The incident according to the complainant came to light when he returned for lunch at around 1.30 p.m. Police said that the complainant along with his wife had left for work at around 9 a.m after which the culprits must have committed the theft. First the culprits broke open the main door lock and subsequently the locker of the cupboard was targeted that had the valuables.

Gold ornaments such as two pairs of earrings, mangalsutra, locket, bangles, two gold chains, bracelet, necklace, a watch and cash of Rs 1,500 all worth around Rs 2,86,500 were taken away. Finger print expert and dog squad were pressed into service. PSI Sachin Narvekar is investigating the case.


Burglars gained entry in Chandor house from roof

MARGAO: In a broad daylight robbery in a house at Chandor, gold ornaments worth around Rs 2.6 lakh were stolen on Wednesday evening. Maina-Curtorim police said that Jairam Verekar, residing behind Chandor church, Salcete has lodged a complaint that some unknown persons effected entry into his house by removing roof tiles and stole away two pearl bangles, two pearl earrings, two simple earrings and a bangle all worth around Rs 2,60,000.

Police said that nobody was present in the house when the robbery was committed. Police said that dog squad and finger print expert was pressed into service however no one could be arrested. Police said that based on the complaint, an offence has been registered under section 454 for causing damages to the house and section 380 for committing theft. NT

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