The sudden surge in burglaries in highly fortified frontier area town Uri has been giving sleepless nights to residents of this border town and its adjoining villages as several shops, computer institute and residential houses were looted.
Locals alleged that police have failed to curb frequent thefts as several shops, residential houses and a computer institute were looted besides a Sumo vehicle and an electric transformer of Airtel in last week from Garkote Uri.
Burglars also looted the gold, cash and other items worth lakhs of rupees from the house of the Pervez Ahmed, a resident of Garkote area of Uri.
Reports said that from the last couple of months, a gang of thieves have been on a looting spree and three shops were looted in the market which includes mobile phone cum watch shop of Ashik Kumar and Mohammad Amin and textile shop of Mohammed Hanief.
“The burglars barged into the shops by breaking shutters and rear walls of the shops. Despite a hue and cry, nothing was done to them. Burglars target shops and decamped with goods and cash worth lakhs of rupees but police are clueless,” said a local resident.
The locals and traders allege that shopkeepers and local residents were unable to sleep at night due to the fear of thefts.
Earlier a computer institute Royal Skill and Technology at Salamabad Uri belongs to Ahmed Ahmed was looted after burglars broke window panes and glasses. The robbers decamped with laptops, LCD and other electronic items.
However, Locals of the area have demanded an immediate action and identification of the burglars.