Mysuru, July 18:- The spate of unabated house burglaries continue t0 haunt Mysureans on a day-to-day basis and has been a cause of worry for the residents. At least four burglary cases have been reported from various police stations limits in the city; valuables and cash worth nearly Rs 25 lakh have been made good by the culprits.
The rise in house burglaries reflects on the law and order situation in the city. According to complaints filed at four police stations in the last two days, more than four burglary cases and one bike lifting case have been filed.
In a complaint filed at Mandi Police Station by one Vijayaraj, the burglars have break open the door of his house on Irwin Road and decamped with Rs 16,11,000 kept inside a wardrobe along with valuables including gold chain, earrings and silver bangles worth Rs 1,42,300.
In another incident, the burglars have gained access to a house by breaking the backdoor in Jayanagar and had robbed gold ornaments weighing 182 grams worth Rs 4.55 lakh and cash Rs 75,000. The owner of the house Chandrashekhar has registered a complaint at Ashokapuram Police Station.
In Udayagiri Police Station limits, the burglars have broke open the front door of a house at Gayathripuram 2nd Stage and have taken away Rs 6,000 kept inside a Godrej wardrobe. The family members who had been to Kunigal were informed by a neighbour that their house door was opened. The family members immediately rushed to Mysuru only to see that they had lost their money. Babu, the owner of the house later filed a complaint at Udayagiri Police station.
The primary investigations conducted by Mysuru City Police has revealed that the modus operandi of the culprits in all these burglaries were different. The cops are of the opinion that two different groups were involved in the crime, sources said. The burglars often target the locked houses and may have kept a watch on the movement of the residents before breaking into the houses.
GRAM PANCHAYAT OFFICE BURGLED
The burglars apart from targeting locked houses have also broke open a Gram Panchayat office in Siddalingapura.
According to a complaint registered by the Panchayat Development Officer of Siddalingapura Gram Panchayat at Metagalli Police Station, on the wee hours of Monday, few miscreants have broke open the GP office and escaped with a desktop computer, CPU, printer, UPS set, two batteries and a WiFi router worth nearly Rs 30,000. –(KK)