Thieves Come In Truck & Flee With Lemons, Tomatoes | Gurgaon Information


GURUGRAM: For years, Sundeep Phogat by no means felt the necessity to put a lock to the gate of his store on the Khandsa Mandi. He didn’t assume the objects he stocked had been “so pricey” that they may fall prey to thieves — till Friday morning.
Round 500kg of lemon, 35 crates of tomato and 80kg of capsicum had been stolen from Phogat’s store late on Thursday night time. CCTV footage confirmed just a few masked males getting into the mandi on a motorcycle and a mini-truck round 1am and fleeing with the greens in minutes. Phogat mentioned they weren’t acquainted faces.
The costs of lemons and tomatoes have elevated by leaps and bounds. Within the wholesale market, the price of a 24kg bag of tomatoes has spiked by nearly 140% in the previous couple of days. Lemons, too, are being offered within the retail market at Rs 250 a kg.
The Khandsa Mandi has a number of entry and exit factors, however no elaborate safety preparations. Among the merchants, nonetheless, have put in CCTV cameras outdoors their retailers. Footage from the cameras confirmed one particular person seated within the truck — having a Delhi registration — and the others loading the greens.
Phogat mentioned he was sleeping in a store at a distance when the theft occurred. On Thursday, he had bought tomato, lemon, capsicum and different greens for Rs 55,000 and offered a few of them. The remaining inventory was saved in his store. “After I awakened the subsequent morning, I noticed the gate broad open. I went inside and located the inventory lacking,” mentioned Phogat.
A case of theft was registered in opposition to unknown individuals at Shivaji Nagar police station. “We have now the registration variety of the mini-truck seen within the footage,” police spokesperson Subhash Boken mentioned.


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