Police hunt suspects in burglary

Thimphu police are looking for the suspect(s) involved in two burglary cases in Thimphu that occurred on October 9.

On October 10, a 41-year-old man reported to police that some miscreant(s) had broken their main door and stolen Nu 11,000 from his house in Changangkha the day before.

According to his statement to police, his wife found their main door unlocked when she came for lunch in the afternoon while he claimed that he left home with the locked door. Later in the evening, when he checked a drawer in his bedroom after his wife told him about the unlocked door, he found that a total of Nu 11,000 of 1,000 denomination were missing.

Nothing else was found missing from their home.

On the same day, a 30-year-old woman reported that some miscreants broke into her office after breaking the main door lock on October 9. However, nothing was stolen from the office.

The suspects are still at large and police are investigating the case.

The deputy chief of police for crime, Colonel Dorji Wangchuk, said if people are mindful and take care of their properties, it will reduce the chances of a break-in and prevent criminals from committing such crimes.

“Most of the burglaries happen in the midst of buildings in the broad daylight,” Colonel Dorji Wangchuk said. “Police cannot be everywhere so people should take ownership of their own personal safety and security.”

Installing burglary alarm system in homes, informing nearby relatives when one is away from home for days, and not leaving keys under doormats or flowerpots are some measures that could reduce the chances of a break-in, Colonel Dorji Wangchuk said.

Dechen Tshomo

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