8 inter-state burglars nabbed in Puttur

The police have nabbed eight inter-state thieves, who were involved in the burglary of two houses, two cooperative banks, one rubber society and one post office, in Puttur sub-division.

Addressing a press meet here on Tuesday, in-charge ASP Subhash Gudimani said the arrested are Mohammed Hussainar (26), Ibrahim alias Ibbi (30), Abdul Karim alias Salim (36),  Mohammed Ansar (22), M S Monu (49), Mohammed Soofi alias Soofi (26) and Ashraf (29).

The gang made an attempt to rob Thaneeru Pantha Sahakari Bank, at Karaya in Belthangady on May 3. The police have recovered a car from the accused in the incident. On May 8, Ibbi and Hussainar had made an attempt to break into a post office at Ujire. The police have recovered one autorickshaw and pick-up vehicle in the incident.

From the house of Venkatramana Bhat at Kakkur, the accused Mohammed Hussainar, Ibbi, Salim and Sathar have decamped with gold and cash of Rs 53,000. However, Sathar is still absconding.

The gang was involved in the burglary of Kanakamajalu Cooperative Bank on July 23 and also theft of rubber sheets from a Rubber Society, at Ujire on August 5. The police have also recovered 22 qunital rubber sheets, auto, two-wheeler and a pick up vehicle in the incident.

The eight member gang was also involved in the theft of jewellery worth Rs 2.5 lakh from a house, at Panakaje on August 24. To crack the theft case, a team was constituted under the guidance of ASP M N Anucheth. The team had nabbed Hussainar on Sunday, who spilled the beans of all other ventures of the gang.

Gold stolen

Some unidentified miscreants gained entry into a house and decamped with 45 pawan gold and Rs 35,000 in cash, at Old check post in Mudipu, near Mangalore.

The house belongs to Ummer Kunhi. The value of total stolen property is Rs 11.5 lakh. The incident must have taken place between Monday night and Tuesday morning, when none of the family members were at home. A case has been registered.

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