Houses burgled in Kuvempunagar

Crime beat

The theft took place when the house owner Prasanna Kumar had gone to Doddaballapur to visit a temple. The thieves broke open locks of the rear door to gain entry. The theft came to light when Kumar returned home on Wednesday. In another incident at Nanjappa Layout in Adugodi, thieves broke into a house and made away with jewellery worth Rs 25,000 and Rs 5,000 in cash. They broke open the rear door of the house of S Prakash when he was away in Belgaum. The theft came to light on Thursday morning when he returned.

One held in cheating case 

Basavanagudi police arrested a person in connection with a cheating case and recovered a four-wheeler worth Rs 3.75 lakh from him.

According to the police, the accused Raju of Dasarahalli in Ramanagaram taluk had availed a loan of Rs 5.75 lakh from Tata Finance to buy the vehicle from Manipal Motors. He was required to pay an EMI of Rs 14,000 per month. He paid the loan installment for a few months.

Later, he lodged a complaint with the Byatarayanapura police that his vehicle was stolen. He gave a copy of the FIR to the finance company and started using the vehicle. The police secured him for questioning. He later admitted to cheating the finance company.

Five arrested in theft case

The Basaveshwaranagar police arrested five persons in a theft case and recovered 35 wheels of four-wheelers and three four-wheelers worth Rs 13 lakh. The accused are Santosh, Girish, Kiran, Srinivas and Srinivas alias Dasegowda, all residents of Srinivasnagar in Sunkadakatte. 

Santosh, Kiran and Srinivas own and operate four-wheelers for a call centre firm during the day and used to remove wheels of four-wheelers parked in front of houses during nights. They used to sell the stolen wheels to garage owners and call centre vehicle drivers. Kiran, Girish and Srinivas alias Dasegowda were involved in similar crime in Nandini Layout police limits.

Chain-snatcher in police net

The Chickpet police nabbed a person involved in chain snatching and recovered nine gold chains worth Rs four lakh. The accused Kumar of Kamplapura in Kunigal taluk of Tumkur district had snatched chains from women in SJ Park, Byatarayanapura, Upparpet, Kalasipalya and Chickpet police limits.

Woman relieved of gold chain

Two persons snatched a gold chain worth Rs 30,000 from a woman at Sapthagiri Layout in Vidyaranyapura Police Station limits on Thursday. The victim,  Savithramma (50), was on her way to a vegetable shop when the incident took place.

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