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Surge in Theft and Loot Cases Alarms Mangaluru Residents

Surge In Theft And Loot Cases Alarms Mangaluru Residents

Mangaluru, Jun 23: Mangaluru is grappling with a surge in theft and loot cases, causing widespread concern among residents. The police have struggled to resolve multiple recent theft incidents, emboldening criminals to continue their illegal activities.

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One notable incident occurred on May 7, when a family returning from Mysuru discovered gold ornaments worth Rs 1.6 lakh had been stolen. In another incident on May 10, a household lost a golden bangle, laptop, and cash in broad daylight while attending a Yakshagana performance. On May 22, a different family returned from visiting relatives to find a stolen golden pendant, bracelet, watch, and silver finger.

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Other incidents include thefts from a PG accommodation in Kottara on May 9, where a laptop and mobile were stolen, and from an eye hospital between May 18 and May 20, where Rs 74,000 cash was taken after the premises were locked overnight. Additionally, more than 20 vehicles have been reported stolen across the city in the past month, often attributed to negligence on the part of vehicle owners.

Residents have voiced concern over reduced police presence and nighttime patrols, suggesting this may be contributing to the rise in thefts. They are calling for increased police visibility, regular vehicle checks, and improved security measures to combat the growing crime rate. The situation underscores a community worried about safety and advocating for proactive law enforcement measures to effectively address the escalating theft incidents.

 

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