2 arrested for stealing gold chains from bus passengers

2 arrested for stealing gold chains from bus passengers

Police recovered half a kilogram of gold from two accused they arrested for stealing valuables from BMTC and KSRTC passengers by diverting their attention.

The arrested men were Hanumantha Nagar residents Chand Pasha (32) and Syed Akram (40). The Upparpet police found nine cases of attention diversion by the duo.

Police said the men boarded crowded buses from Majestic bus station each morning and evening. They stood near women wearing gold chains, snatched the ornaments by diverting attention and get down at the next stop.

The victims approached the Upparpet police station, prompting police to examine the CCTV footage and identify Pasha and Akram, who were arrested earlier as well. Police picked them up from their residence in Hanumantha Nagar. They confessed to the crime after interrogation.

Six arrested for vandalism

Meanwhile, Adugodi police arrested six men who vandalized an office and 21 vehicles parked along the road in Shastri Nagar in Koramangala on Saturday.

The arrested men were Surya, Satish, Santosh, Madhan and Prashanth, from who police recovered lethal weapons. Around 2.30 am, the accused men roamed around wielding lethal weapons. They threw stones at the house of Bar manager Gopi and vandalized the Ambedkar Sangha building. They also wrecked 17 bikes, three autorickshaws and a car. The men fled the spot when police arrived.

Police identified the men from CCTV footage and arrested them. They said residents filed several complaints of a nuisance. The men behaved violently to remain dominant in the area.