Four held for robbing passersby in Marathahalli

The city police arrested four persons who released on bail in a murder case and took to robbery in and around Marathahalli area. The arrested are Shanmugam Sundar, Vishal, Baskar and Yuvraja.

Four people out on bail in a murder case are accused of robbing people at knifepoint in and around Marathahalli area.

The police arrested Shanmugam Sundar (19) from Murugeshpalya, Vishal (19) from Bellandur, and Baskar (19) and Yuvraja (23) from Marathahalli. They seized six mobile phones and Rs 5,000 cash from them.

A senior police official said the four men had been arrested in 2016 by the JB Nagar police in a murder case and were lodged in the Parappana Agrahara central prison for a year.

The men, out on bail a few months ago, targeted lone walkers and robbed them at knifepoint. The four had faster mobility since Vishal, an auto driver, had a vehicle handy.

On April 20, Vishal and Sundar stopped one Omkar Reddy at the New Horizon College near Marathahalli and stole his mobile phone and cash at knifepoint. He later filed a police complaint at the Marathahalli police station.

When the accused waited near the college on April 24, the police went in mufti and rounded them up. After intense interrogation, the accused confessed to their crime.

They admitted to having robbed a person of Rs 12,000 near the Munnekolala railway gate and another person near Nagarjuna Apartment in Kadubeesanahalli of Rs 10,000.

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