PONDA: About six-seven mobiles and ₹40,000 in cash were stolen from heavy vehicles from a pay-parking bay at Sanjeevani Sugar factory on Sunday.
According to sources, trucks from outside Goa are parked in large numbers in the Sanjeevani Sugar factory compound. The factory earns some revenue too through this pay parking venture.
Stealing in the dark
On Sunday night, some unidentified persons managed to lower the glasses of the trucks parked in the factory campus and stole mobiles, cash, and some kitchen appliances. Similar incidents have taken place in the past few days, causing anger among truck drivers.
Nagraj Naidu, president of Ponda Heavy Vehicle Trasport Organisation, has claimed that such thefts are on the rise and stressed on the need to have a proper truck terminus for parking of trucks at night, which would offer safety and security to truck drivers.
Administrator of Sanjeevani Sugar factory Satej Kamat admitted there have been thefts from the parked trucks in the pay-parking area. He stated that CCTV cameras would soon be installed to avoid such incidents in future.