Burglar flew down south to commit heists
Bengaluru: A gang of seven interstate burglars were arrested by JB Nagar police in east Bengaluru. This include a 27-year-old youth who used to fly from New Delhi to Chennai and drive to Bengaluru to commit burglaries.
Police claimed the arrested included five receivers of stolen booty in New Delhi. They have recovered 1.5kg gold ornaments and 2kg silver articles worth around Rs 50 lakh from them.
Arman and Ashish burlged a house in JB Nagar two months ago and police recovered CCTV footages from the residence which showed the two suspects. Police found that one of the suspects looked similar to Arman, who had been arrested by Ashokanagar police in 2014. Police collected details about him, but faced difficulties in tracing him. To the luck of JB Nagar police, Ashish was caught by night patrol police on suspicion and taken him to the station where he confessed to the crime.
Ashish reportedly revealed his association with Arman and provided the new mobile number used by the latter to police, which led them to trace him in Delhi. A team rushed to Delhi and arrested him there along with the five receivers.
Police said Arman used to fly from Delhi to Chennai, from where he took a car to reach Hosur. He stayed in posh hotels on Hosur outskirts.
He would come to Bengaluru and target locked houses to loot. He used to ring the doorbell for long time and struck if there was no response. If the inmates opened the door, he would ask them for some address and leave the spot without creating any doubt. He used to hand over his car to a friend and return to Delhi by train after he successfully burgled some houses. Police are now searching for Arman’s friend, who handled his car.
According to police, Arman is wanted in more than 40 house burglary cases reported from various police stations across the city. Police are planning to take him in custody for further investigations.