Valuables Worth Rs 30 Lakh Stolen from Locked..

Valuables Worth Rs 30 Lakh Stolen from Locked House in Bhatkal

Bhatkal: Miscreants struck at a house at Jali road around 9:00 pm on Thursday, June 16 and decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs 25 lakh and cash of Rs 5 lakh. It is reported that more than 25 gold coins along with gold jewellery were stolen from a locked cupboard.

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The house, which is at a little distance from the rural police station, belonged to NRI Syed Farooque Ambari who had recently returned to Bhatkal from Dubai after his retirement. He resides with his wife and 2 children.

According to sources, all the house members had gone to offer a Ramzan special prayer called Taraweeh at around 9:00 pm. When the family members returned back at 10:00 pm, they found the front door open and its lock thrown aside. Inside, they found a cupboard open and objects scattered all over the room. Surprisingly, only the room which possessed valuables was rummaged.

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Sources also revealed that the lock of the front door was damaged some time ago and hence the family members had borrowed the lock from a neighbour’s house. It is speculated that the neighbours or the people acquainted with them might be involved in the theft and they were waiting for the family members to leave the house.

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Bhatkal CPI Prashanth Nayak, PSI Revathi and other police officials visited the spot for investigations. Further probe will be conducted after investigations by fingerprint experts.

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