160 gm of gold, cash taken from house at Bakery Junction

Yet another burglary was reported from the city on Saturday night, with the house of a medical doctor near Bakery Junction broken into when the family was away.

The Museum police said Mohammed Shereef, a doctor with a hospital here, had been away since Thursday on a family tour, and returned around 8 p.m. on Saturday to find that his house had been broken into.

The front door was locked from inside, raising the doctor’s suspicions. On further inspection, the kitchen door was found open, the police said.

Nearly 160 gm of gold and Rs.6,000 in cash were reported missing.

Fingerprint experts have collected samples from the house. The Museum police have registered a case.

Senior police officials said they were yet to get any leads. On the recent spate of similar burglaries in the city, even a high-profile break-in allegedly by the notorious burglar Devinder Singh, alias Bunty Chor, the officials said the city police were yet to chalk out any particular action plan, apart from intensifying night patrolling.

The public had been sensitised several times to the importance of notifying the police whenever they went out of station and on other similar precautionary measures.

Similar drives or action plans would be thought of at the earliest, a senior police officer said.