Flower vendor by day, laptop thief by night

Intensified patrolling led to the arrest of a 32-year-old flower vendor who was caught red-handed with a laptop on his bike by the Electronics City police on Tuesday.

Puzzled over 39 separate theft cases of laptops in Electronics City over a short period of time, the police intensified their patrolling with enhancing their community policing.

The police suspected the presence of a new gang with a new modus operandi where they stole laptops, gold jewellery and smartphones from houses, especially of software engineers.

Intensified patrolling led to the arrest of a 32-year-old flower vendor who was caught red-handed with a laptop on his bike by the Electronics City police on Tuesday. The arrested has been identified as Sudhakar, a native of Hosur, who was a flower vendor by day and thief by night, the police said.

According to the police, Sudhakar would come to the city’s Madiwala market to buy flowers and used to go around and sell them in Southeast Bengaluru when he would identify techies’ houses where he could steal laptops and other gadgets. He then returned in the night and steal them either through windows or by opening the locks, the police said. Using this modus operandi, the accused had stolen around 49 laptops over the past three months. Police have also recovered the laptops along with several phones and 200 gm of gold ornaments from him.

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 1

    Amused
  • 1

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry

Comments:

Flower vendor by day, laptop thief by night

0 comments

Write the first review for this !