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Burglars strike at Mango Chowk

A gang of burglars struck at Mango Chowk in the wee hours of Wednesday, decamping with cash, cellphones and other accessories from a mobile phone repairing shop.

The gang had also tried to clean out four other shops in the locality and had even broken open the locks. But they failed to open the shutters.

Rakesh Kumar Gupta, owner of the mobile phone repairing shop, lodged a complaint with Mango police on Wednesday morning after he found the locks of his store open and items and cash worth Rs 40,000 missing.

“Apart from Rs 20,000, the burglars took away a few cellphones, dongles, data cards and recharge coupons,” said Gupta.

Mango police reached the spot around 8am. Officer-in-charge H.N. Manjhi confirmed the burglary at the mobile repairing shop and the attempts at the four other outlets.

“We have started a search for the criminals involved in the burglary,” said Manjhi, adding that night vigil in the locality would be intensified from Wednesday.

What has more shocked the traders is that Mango Chowk remains busy till late in the night and the thana outpost is located close to the site of the crime.

The market has employed a night guard, who keeps watch on the 500-odd shops. But, he had not turned up for duty on Tuesday night

Even last month, two incidents of theft were reported from Mango market. Police confirmed that thieves had raided a garment shop and a grocery shop and fled with goods. Moreover, thefts are also rampant in Olidih area of Mango, located around 2km from Mango Chowk.


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