Lucknow, June 11 -- With close to three cases of theft every day, Lucknow has turned into an easy play field for thieves, a clear indication that the authorities' efforts to check such crimes have not yielded the desired results.

According to the Lucknow Police crime data, 113 incidents of theft have been reported from the existing 42 police station areas of the district. Of these, police has so far managed to solve only 12 cases. The abysmal rate has further boldened the criminals.

Two cases of thefts were also reported on Monday. Ram Kishore Singh, a resident of Chinhat lodged a complaint of theft of cash and mobile phone from his residence.

In another incident, Shivam Upadhyay of Vijay Khand in Gomti Nagar complained of theft of cas...