Amid lockdown 267 liquor boxes stolen from liquor vend in Mauli Jagran

Amid lockdown 267 liquor boxes stolen from liquor vend in Mauli Jagran

The three suspects who were held. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 10

Amid the lockdown in the city, thieves broke into a liquor vend at Mauli Jagran and made off with 267 liquor boxes, besides other goods.

Later this evening, three suspects were held, while two more are at large.

Complainant Pardeep Kumar, a resident of Gurdaspur district, was informed about the theft at his shop in Mauli Complex on Thursday following which he rushed to Chandigarh.

He reported that 267 boxes of liquor, an LCD, a car battery and a DVR and camera were stolen from his shop.

The thieves entered the liquor vend after breaking the rear wall. The shop was closed since the lockdown in the city. A case was registered at the Mauli Jagran police station.

The police said on a tip-off, three suspects—Pintu (19) and Gazab Singh (19), both residents of Rajiv Colony, Sector 17, Panchkula, and Dadan (19) of Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran—were arrested from near Nirankari Bhawan in Mauli Jagran.

The police said 41 liquor and beer boxes and 24 bottles of different liquor brands were recovered from the suspects.

“Two more suspects are at large, who will be nabbed soon,” said a police official.

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