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As per the family, jewellery worth Rs 8 lakh was stolen from the bedroom while a locker was taken along by the thieves which was lying in the storeroom. The locker had jewellery worth Rs 7 lakh and cash worth Rs 2 lakh. Also, a camera, a play station and some other gadgets were stolen. Some of the stolen jewellery was personal.
Manoj Jain, owner of a jewellery store in Sector 22, said, "We went to a friend's place in Sector 40 about 9.30 pm. As we came back around 1.30 am, the main gate was open. Also, the door of our storeroom was open and our bedroom was ransacked."
He added, "When the theft happened, there was no one in the house. We were at the party and the family of servants who lives with us was also not home. The strangest part is that only our bedroom was checked by the thieves and it is the only place where we keep our valuables. Also, our dog was fine."
Jaswinder Jain, Manoj's wife, said, "Our dog bites anyone who is new to her. We have to keep her under a leash otherwise. But when we came back, she was OK. She had no injury. Anyone who did trespassed must have been familiar with the dog and our house."
Manoj Jain added, "We had a servant called Shekhar who had left work some time back. However, he had been visiting our place for the last few days. He was friends with our present servant and his wife."
The thieves had not touched the rooms where the family did not keep any valuable. "My son's room was untouched. All his gadgets were in his room in tact. However, one of his gadgets which was lying in our room was stolen," said Jawinder Jain.
She added, "One of our cars and its keys were lying here. The thieves took the keys out and left them at the shelf. Only our room and the storeroom where the locker was were checked by the thieves."
Manoj Jain added that the locker which was taken by the theives was heavy and one person could not have taken it. The thieves made their way from the storeroom to the bedroom of Jains. They did not go to any other room. The police rounded up Shekhar and current servant Gopal for questioning.