Mysuru: Even as the City Police are grappling to contain rising burglaries and thefts, Nazarbad Police, in a major catch, arrested three thieves in two separate cases and recovered two two-wheelers and four high-end cell-phones, totally worth Rs.1,82,000, from them.
K. Nithin, 20, a resident of Sunnadakeri in K.R. Mohalla and C. Nagarjun, 21, a resident of Lakshmipuram in city, are the ones who are arrested in the first case.
Acting on a tip-off, the Police picked up Nithin and Nagarjun from the tonga stand near the KSRTC Sub-urban Bus Stand when they were found moving about in a suspicious manner on Nov.5.
During interrogation, the duo confessed to have waylaid and robbed a motorcyclist of his high-end mobile phone after threatening him with a knife near the Taluk Office close to the Sub-urban Bus Stand on the night of Nov.3.
Following the confession, the Police recovered a Suzuki motorcycle used for the crime, three cell phones and other articles, totally worth about Rs.62,000 from them.
In the second case, the Police, who arrested 21-year-old Taufiq Pasha, a resident of Satyanagar in Udayagiri, have recovered an iPhone allegedly stolen by him and a Honda Activa scooter used for the crime.
Acting on a tip-off, the Police picked up Taufiq Pasha when he was moving about in a suspicious manner near JSS School on Vinaya Marga, Siddarthanagar, a couple of days ago.
During interrogation, he confessed to have snatched a hand purse from a woman near her house in Siddarthanagar on Nov.1, following which the hand purse containing a 6S plus iPhone and the Honda active scooter used for the crime, together worth about Rs.1.20 lakh, were recovered from him.
The nabbing and recovery operation was carried out by in-charge Nazarbad Police Inspector Vivekananda and staff H.V. Madhukesh, B.V. Prakash, Paramesha, Lingaiah, Chethana and Chethan, under the direction of DCP (Crime and Traffic) B.T. Kavitha and Devaraja ACP G.S. Gajendra Prasad.