Police crack several theft cases at Rajbagh

Police crack several theft cases at Rajbagh

"Community members from Rajbagh area had recently complained to police station Rajbagh about such criminal activities. Police had intensified patrolling and night checking in the area. Last night while patrolling the area, eight thieves were arrested and taken to police station where they remain in custody," police spokesperson said in a statement.

Police today cracked several theft cases at Rajbagh area here with arrest of eight thieves.  

"Community members from Rajbagh area had recently complained to police station Rajbagh about such criminal activities. Police had intensified patrolling and night checking in the area. Last night while patrolling the area, eight thieves were arrested and taken to police station where they remain in custody," police spokesperson said in a statement. 

The statement said during questioning, the accused persons disclosed their hideout where they had dumped all the stolen goods. It said officers from the local police unit have seized the stolen items which include geysers, cooking utensils, copper, blankets, TVs and other house hold items.

"During the course of investigation, police also arrested a contractor who has dealings in stolen property linked to this crime. Investigation is going on to identify the other persons involved in these criminal offences. We reassure the community members that police is making every effort to keep your neighborhood safe and free from such criminal elements," it said. 

‘Usually people move out of Kashmir valley in winters locking their houses unattended, which provides a clean playground to thieves/burglars for thefts/burglaries. J&K Police is requesting the general public not to leave your houses unattended, besides install security cameras," it added.