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US thieves nabbed – Indians households targetted for gold

November 15, 2009 Leave a comment
Is this why Indians prefer gold ...? Cartoon courtesy Gary Varvel, Indy Star.

Is this why Indians prefer gold ...? Cartoon courtesy Gary Varvel, Indy Star.

Law has finally caught up with a ring of picky burglars who had been targeting South Asian families in a Washington DC neighbourhood for their gold.

Indian American residents of Fairfax, a suburb of the national capital in neighbouring Virginia, expressed relief as the police arrested two men and a woman from the New York City area in Centreville. Police suspect the burglars hit 26 homes in Fairfax and three more in Loudoun County since January. Each time, the burglars struck they ignored silver, gems and electronics, taking only gold jewellery, saris with gold threads and gold statues.

Police said they believe gold was being stolen because it is selling at more than USD 1,000 an ounce. But they don`t know how or why certain houses, mostly in the Fair Oaks, Reston and Centreville areas of western Fairfax, were targeted. (via Zee News – Robbers nabbed for targeting desis for gold).

Will Indians ever change. They go to the opposite side of the world – and become famous for their gold! Indians and gold – a never ending story!

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