Four foreigners held in Goa for house break-in

Indo Asian News Service

Panaji, March 14 (IANS) Four Georgian nationals were arrested by the Goa Police for breaking into a house in the coastal village of Siolim and stealing cash and valuables to the tune of Rs 6 lakh, an official said on Thursday.

The accused were identified as Iura Pirelli (42), Lasha Gurchiani (46), Konstantinos Chkhaidze (46) and Irakli Tamliani (33), police inspector Navlesh Dessai told reporters.

"The accused were arrested for breaking into the residence of Maria Fernandes of Siolim area and stealing cash and valuables, which include gold ornaments," Dessai said, adding that all the stolen property has been recovered.

Instruments used for the break-in including electric grinders, hammers and hydraulic cutters were also seized from them, police said.

Last month, a Russian national believed to be involved in a series of burglaries, including an ATM break-in and theft, was arrested by the North Goa district police.

--IANS

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