Mumbai: Some unidentified persons allegedly burgled the house of an auto-rickshaw driver and stole jewellery and around ₹25 lakh in cash on Wednesday when he and his wife went for COVID-19 vaccination in Delhi, police said.
The victim, Arvind Kumar Patwa (40), is an auto-rickshaw driver and runs a business of ‘rakhi’ at his residence. He said that he booked a slot for vaccination and on Wednesday around 10 am, he left his house along with his wife and three children.
Patwa said that he dropped his kids at his in-laws’ house in Usmanpur and went to Laxmi Nagar with his wife to get the jab. When he returned to his home around 3 pm, he saw that the main gate was open. He entered the house and found the almirah open.
However, they left the artificial ornaments behind. He also said that lights and fans in the house were on.
“My sister’s jewellery was also in the almirah. The accused took away all valuable things. Our neighbours said that when we were not home, they saw a person sitting outside the house and talking to someone over the phone. We suspect him to be an accomplice of the accused who was giving details about the situation outside the house to his associates,” Patwa said.
FIR is registered at Karawal Nagar police station and further investigation will take place accordingly, A Senior police officer said.