City police today claimed to have cracked the burglary case at noted classical singer Prabha Atre's residence by recovering stolen valuables and detained a minor in connection with the crime. Atre's house on Jangali Maharaj road of the city was burgled by an unidentified person in the wee hours of Saturday.
The thief had decamped with valuables worth over Rs 1 lakh. "We have recovered three smartphones, hard disks and other accessories, all worth over Rs one lakh from a minor, who during the early hours of Saturday, managed to sneak inside the house and made away with the valuables," said a police officer attached to the crime branch. As per the police, the minor suspect was identified through a CCTV and on a tip-off, the police team nabbed him from Shivajinagar. Police said the hard disk, which was stolen from Atre's house contained important recordings of concerts and other valuable information of noted classical vocalist. "The recovered valuables have been returned to Atre," said the officer. According to police, the thief gained entry in the house by unbolting the safety door and managed to take away two smartphones, hard disks and other accessories, all worth over Rs one lakh, which were kept in the drawing hall. Atre came to know about the burglary on Saturday morning after her daily 'riyaz'.
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