Daylight robbery in Vasco da Gama, Goa

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In daylight robbery that took place at Vasco da Gama in South Goa on Monday claimed to have robbed of Jewellery and cash worth 5.79 lakh along with other electronic items were stolen. Vasco police registered a case of theft and said that the culprits broke into four flats but robbed only one. The biggest loss was suffered by one person as others did not have any valuables in their flats and valuables thus, they did not lodge a police complaint. Read here the complete News.

[su_expand more_text=”READ MORE” less_text=” ” height=”0″ hide_less=”yes” link_style=”button” link_align=”center”] Ashish Patil and his wife Namita who stayed on the first floor of Karma Palm Cruise Apartment at Mundvel Vaddem works as teachers at St Andrew’s High School, Vasco.  According to the complaint registered by Mrs. Namita on Monday evening stated that couple left their apartment at about 12pm of Monday, dropping their daughter at their in-law’s place at Maymollem. At about 4.30pm, when the Patils returned, they found the lock on their front door broken, while gold and silver ornaments and cash, worth a total of around Rs 5.79 lakh, were stolen from the cupboard.

The couple then observed that the main door of the next flat belonging to Rayan Jaiswal was also broken and was open. Same way, two more flats on the first floor of the other block belonging to Nefa Gomes and Vikram Thakur were also broken open. As there were no occupants in other three flats, the robbers weren’t successful.

“While we were investigating the case, three others living in the same apartment approached us with similar complaints, i.e., unknown persons affected entry in their flats by breaking the locks of the main door. However, as they had not kept major valuable items in their house, they did not suffer a major loss, except for some cash. Thus, except for Patil, no other owner chose to lodge a complaint,” said police.

In another incident, a fifth-floor flat in Dempo Odyssey Building at Vasco was burgled by unknown persons. The burglars stole cash of Rs 10,000, but the owner has not lodged a complaint.


Meanwhile, Vasco police tried a dog squad and fingerprint experts into service, but they failed to get any clues. The case of theft has been registered against unknown culprits. PSI Yashwant Mandrekar is the investigation officer. Police are further examining the case.


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