Theft of Rs 12 lakh in Jalandhar

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In a recent theft in Jalandhar, a group of burglars broke into the showroom

of Computer Associate and stole eight laptops and hard drives worth Rs 12 lakh.


According to Saurabh Walia, CEO, Computer Associate, this is the same group

that ransacked his showroom three months back. They were unable to steal

anything back then as the showroom was protected with security systems and it

raised an alarm as soon as they tried to fiddle with the shutter.

“This time they were aware of the installed security systems that immediately

raises an alarm if anybody tampers with the shutter of the store. Therefore,

they avoided getting into the store by breaking the shutter and instead they

drilled the wall from the back and entered the shop. However, my store is also

installed with motion alarm and it set off an alert on my phone at 4:30pm,”

stated Walia.

The burglars attacked the store at around 4pm on April 13, when the market

was closed, and it took around 30 minutes for them to finally enter the



“When we reached the spot, everything seemed to be ok. The shutters were

untouched and one could not make out the activities that had taken place at the

back. When we opened the store, we found that everything was scattered and many

laptops were missing,” informed Walia.

The burglars also took away an ICICI Bank cheque worth Rs 5,000 from the

shop. One of the thieves was later caught by the police. “When we found that a

cheque is missing, we informed the police who then informed the local bank

executives. When the person went to the bank to deposit the cheque, he was

immediately nabbed and police are now interrogating him,” shared Walia.

Walia identified the person as one of his own customers who had been visiting

the showroom for the last several days on pretext of service or other enquiries

for the recently purchased laptop.

The accused was caught with multiple fake documents that include driving

licenses, ATM cards and pan cards that carried his pictures but with different

names and contact information.