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While relatives said the exact nature of the stolen items could not be ascertained in the absence of the bungalow owner Deepak Shenoi, the burglary has brought shock and insecurity among the local residents.
Inquiries revealed that the burglars effected entry into the bungalow through the rear side by removing the screws and bending the iron grills. Once inside, they are believed to have ransacked the bungalow in search of the booty.
A relative of the Shenoi family, Vandana Prabhugaonkar, who reached the spot from Canacona, told the media that the miscreants opened the cupboards and the lockers in search of the booty. “Though the exact number of stolen valuable items cannot be ascertained in the absence of the owner, it appears that the miscreants could not lay their hands on cash and gold ornaments. We will come to know the details only when the Shenoi family returns from Europe next week,” Prabhugaonkar added. The robbery came to light when the neighbours found the door open on Thursday morning.
The police immediately requisitioned the services of a sniffer dog and fingerprint experts.
Residents pointed that a similar burglary had taken place in the locality sometime back, but the police are yet to achieve a breakthrough in that case too.
Locals expressed surprise over the burglary as the police claim that they have been patrolling the area regularly.