Inhabitants of south city areas are having sleepless nights as thieves have struck in several houses in last few days.

Inhabitants of south city areas are having sleepless nights as thieves have struck in several houses in last few days.

The aggrieved people said the thieves are having a field day in Bagh-e-Mehtab, Chanapora and Nowgam areas.

Last night, thieves decamped with mobile phones and other electronic gadgets from a shop 'Global Electronics' at Bagh-e-Mehtab.   

"Someone informed me on phone that the shutter of my shop is open. After reaching the spot, I found that thieves had decamped with mobile phones, cash and other electronic gadgets worth lakhs of rupees," said co-owner of the shop Hilal Ahmad Dar.

"I had availed loan to start my business. It is only source of my livelihood. We are yet repay the loan and theft occurred. It has broken our back bone," he said adding he had lodged a complaint in the concerned police station.

"I appeal Director General of Police to personally intervene into the matter and direct concerned police station to intensify investigation and nab the accused," he said.

Munshi of Chanapora police post said that "from past one month, only two cases of theft were reported and a case has been registered in this regard."

Asked, about the theft cases that occurred last night at Bagh-e-Mehtaab, he said, "We had sent a cop to ascertain the facts. These days, people usually report false cases of thefts only to avail insurance benefits."

Meanwhile, inhabitants of Gulshanpora said for the past several weeks, thieves are on prowl in the area. They said on Sunday night, thieves decamped with valuables worth lakhs from a house at Gulshanpora area.

The locals suspect that the thieves move around during day and make assessment of the residential houses.

"During night, thieves use sharp edged tools to break windows or cut down the mirrors to barge into residential houses. They decamped with household items and other valuables. They had used mirror cutter to make their way into the room. They decamped with suitcases and other items that were in the room," said locals of Gulshan Nagar.

They added that during the same night, thieves decamped with valuables, gold and cash from two residential houses in adjoining localities.

"The rising theft cases have created sense of insecurity among locals. Police have so far failed to make breakthrough in these cases" said Ali Muhammad, a local.

In Nowgam, thieves decamped with the gold and cash from a residential house. "The gold and cash was meant for marriage ceremony of the house owner's kin," said locals of Nowgam.

SHO police station Nowgam said that they have taken up the investigation. "We are likely to make a breakthrough within next three days," he added.

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