Bur­glar flew down south to com­mit heists

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

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.

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