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Thursday , May 3 , 2012
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Two more thefts in Salt Lake

Even before Salt Lake residents could recover from the robbery in a bank official’s home in AD block, thieves struck in two more houses in the township.

A DVD player and a few showpieces were stolen from an empty house at BH 136 while two laptops and a cellphone went missing from a ground floor flat at CF 74, when the techies who share the apartment were asleep.

Clinton David and his family, who took the BH136 house on rent a month ago, left for Punjab on April 17. David, the owner of an English-medium school in Konnagar, returned on Wednesday to find the locks on the door broken and the house ransacked.

One of the techies at CF 74, who lodged the complaint, has told police they had been working on their laptops till 2am, after which they went to sleep.

“While two of the techies went to office early on Tuesday, Mitra and another woke up around 10am to find the laptops and a mobile phone missing,” said a senior officer of Bidhannagar North police station.

The police suspected the domestic help as Mitra had said he opened the door to let her in around 8am and she was gone by the time they woke up.

The help was questioned for several hours and her house raided before she was allowed to go.

The police are yet to make a breakthrough in the AD block robbery. “The only thing we have come to know so far is that the men probably fled in a car via Salt Lake gate II towards Hudco crossing since the CCTV at the Lake Town footbridge does not show anyone crossing the bridge between 3am and 4am on Monday,” said deputy commissioner Subrata Bandopadhyay.

The Bidhannagar police have sought help from Calcutta Police and the district police for information about gangs with women members.

“We are already raiding and questioning several gangs that have worked with women. We will make sketches of the six robbers based on the description provided by Surender,” Bandopadhyay said.