Burglaries on a rise: Three incidents reported in a day in the satellite Navi Mumbai

Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 12:00pm IST | Place: CBD Belapur | Agency: DNA

The city police claim that the crime rate in Navi Mumbai has dwindled over the last couple of years. However, as far as burglaries are concerned, they still have a long way to go. As many as three burglaries were reported in the city on Tuesday.

The first incident took place in Nerul, where a few unidentified culprits entered Naz Rizvi’s flat at Om Sai apartment in sector 20 in her absence, and stole goods worth Rs2,62,000. When Rizvi learnt about the theft, she informed the police and they registered a case against the culprits.

The second incident took place at Mayur Apartment in Koparkhairane, sector 5. Kanchan Chorghode, 27, was away at work, when the culprits struck and fled with goods worth Rs65,500.
The police are still clueless about the culprits’ whereabouts.

Meanwhile, the Kalamboli police also registered a similar case on Tuesday, where goods worth Rs1.5 lakh were stolen from a locked flat.

According to sources from Navi Mumbai police commissioner’s office, number of burglaries have gone up by 11% in the city in the past one year. The police registered a total of 564 cases of burglary in 2012 as opposed to 623 cases registered in 2013. The police recovered only 51% of the goods that were stolen in burglaries in the year of 2013.

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In Nerul, few unidentified culprits entered Naz Rizvi’s house at Om Sai apartment in sector 20 in her absence, and stole goods worth Rs 2,62,000.


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