Four car stereo systems were stolen from parked vehicles in the Bhandup-Kanjurmarg area while the owners slept in their homes, on Friday night. Residents claim that the incidence of theft has escalated in their area, and the police have been unable to curb them.
One of the car owners whose audio system was burgled is Ronald Albert Williams, an actor who played a negative role in the film Kya Yahi Sach Hai which, incidentally, revolves around the theme of corruption.
Williams, a resident of Hema Park in Bhandup (East), was informed by the watchman about the theft. “I immediately approached the Kanjurmarg police and registered an FIR against the unknown thieves who made away with the music system after cutting the glass of my car with a cutter. They fled with a stereo system, which costs Rs 21,000,” said Williams.
According to the police, it’s unclear whether one thief, or several working in tandem with each other perpetrated the crime.
A car stereo system owned by Sunil Mahadik, resident of the same complex, was also reported stolen. The thieves also fled with a stereo from a car belonging to Wilson Pinto, resident of the next building, next to Aniket hospital.
Police also learnt that one more stereo from a Maruti Swift belonging to Chandrakant Shinde was stolen from the vicinity, while tyres from an auto rickshaw owned by Anil Pandhav was also robbed.
“We have registered an FIR in the matter, and we accept that there has been a rise in petty thefts in the area. We are maintaining a strict vigil, and have been asked to increase our night patrols. Anybody found roaming suspiciously is being interrogated,” said a police officer from Kanjurmarg police station, on condition of anonymity. Police don’t have any suspects, but are investigating the thefts.