Superintendent of Police Shobhit D. Saxena told Goa Police busted an interstate burglary racket and arrested two persons on Thursday. The arrested persons are involved in looting valuables from both Indian people and foreign nationals.
SP Shobit Saxena talking of the breakthrough in the Pernem and Anjuna cases said, “In Pernem, a series of burglaries since start of the year targeting foreign tourists were noticed. We have registered 7 FIRs in this regard. Multiple teams of Pernem Police Station were formed. Two were sent to Karnataka and on specific information, two residents from Karnataka were arrested. The amount of the items recovered roughly estimate 25 lakhs. We have received more leads in other burglary cases and working on that also.”
They have been identified as Lathif Khan and KS Azeez. During the investigation, the police recovered theft items like laptops, Ipad, cameras, mobile phones, cash etc. The duo were allegedly targeting foreigners, especially in the North Goa tourist belt.
That last two months, there were continuous house-breaking theft cases reported at Pernem Police Station from different places of Ashwem, Morjim, Mandrem and Arambol areas wherein unknown accused used to target foreign and Indian tourists by committing theft of their valuable items like their laptops, Ipad, cameras, mobile phones, cash,” Vikram Naik, Police Inspector of Pernem told.