Balasore: Robberies and a loot bid from as many as three completely different locations in the identical evening in Balasore have left the district police on its toes.
According to reviews, some unidentified miscreants looted gold and silver ornaments value round Rs 10 lakh from Sanjana Jewellery by breaking open the shutter of the store at Haladipala market underneath Basta Police station limits final evening.
“We came to know about the loot only this morning. The robbers used gas cutter to cut the shutter. They also tried to break the backside wall and later decamped with 12 kgs of silver and 500 grams of gold,” alleged store proprietor, Prashant Kumar Kamila.
The miscreants additionally tried to rob the ATM of the Indicash financial institution located close to the jewelry store. However, they failed of their try and loot the cash from the merchandising machine resulting from some unknown cause.
After getting details about the incidents, Basta Police together with a staff of forensic specialists rushed to the positioning and began an investigation with the assistance of a sniffer canine.
In one other incident, some miscreants decamped with money of Rs 5000, laptop and a few important paperwork from the society workplace within the premises of Nijampur Panchyat constructing underneath Remuna block of the district yesterday.
The collection of loots have created panic among the many locals whereas intellectuals have raised eyebrows over the legislation and order scenario within the locality. Earlier, some miscreants had looted Rs 40 lakh from a financial institution in the identical space on July 11.
“It has become very difficult to run a business here as the number of loot incidents is increasing with the passing of each day. The police station is so far and as there is no patrolling in this area, anti-socials are rampantly carrying out loots without any fear,” alleged Sanjay Kumar Pati, an area resident.
Meanwhile, Basta SDPO, Ranjit Prusti has assured motion towards the accused. “We have sent an investigating officer to probe the loot incidents. A scientific team from Balasore also has been called in to help in the investigation. Case will be lodged and action will be taken as per the fact finding report,” he knowledgeable.