In a bizarre coincidence, all the security guards at the Woodcrest Apartment in the plush Salisbury Park locality had taken the weekend off when burglary occurred in one of the flats.

Looted: Woodcrest Apartment. Pic/Mohan Patil

Anuj Mehta (34), manager at a reputed private company, lodged a complaint at the Swargate police station against the unidentified thieves who burgled her apartment.

A complaint was filed under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Assistant Inspector Sandesh Kenjale from Swargate police station said, “Mehta family had gone to Mahabaleshwar on Saturday and Sunday. The door of the flat was locked.

The thieves broke the latch, entered the bedroom and decamped with booty, worth R3.62 lakh, comprising cash and gold. We questioned a few of the guards following which we discovered that all of them were on leave for Holi. Further investigation is on.”