Thieves broke into the house of a head constable in the Sector 32 here and took away a .32 bore pistol, a video camera and Rs 3,000 in cash. However, the cop who reached on the spot could not stop the thieves who sped away in a car though he fired at them with his service revolver.
On Friday night, head constable Kawaljeet Singh posted at CIA II, who has his house in Sector 32 in Jamalpur area, had gone to visit his relatives in the nearby GK Estate with his family and there was no one at home.
However, when he returned home at around 1 am, he saw a car parked in front of neighbouring vacant plot with three people sitting inside, but ignoring it he moved towards the house. Much to his surprise, he found that the door was locked from inside and when he peeped in, he saw two men coming towards the gate and when he raised an alarm, they jumped out from backside.
When he saw that the people in the Zen car tried to run away he fired at the tyres of the car to stop them but the accused managed to run away. The family of the cop was left shocked by the incident.
On going inside, he found the house ransacked. He found his .32 bore pistol, 25 live cartridges, a video camera and Rs 3,000 in cash missing. He immediately informed the Division No 7 police station about the incident.
Sub-inspector Jaswinder Singh said, "We have already inspected the spot and now we are in the process of registering FIR."