Mangalore police nab three thieves, thanks to helmet-less riding

The arrest of two youth, who were riding a two-wheeler, without wearing a helmet, helped the police to crack five theft cases in the Commissionerate limits.

The Mangalore East Police Station sleuths, succeeded in arresting three persons, after two of them were stopped by the police while patrolling near Kadrikambla road in Mangalore, on Friday.

The arrested are Harish Poojary alias Harish (35), son of Naryana Poojary, a resident of Kulavoor village in Mangalore taluk, Ramesh alias Raju alias Muniswamy (32), son of Raju from Chandregowda Estate, Ooty in Tamil Nadu, who was residing at Pandeshwar, Mangalore and Vishwanath Devadiga alias Vishwa (28), son of Sundara Devadiga of Hosangadi village in Belthangady taluk.Police have also recovered stolen property worth Rs 1,62,675 from the accused. All three arrested had a criminal record and cases were registered against them in various police stations in and around Mangalore and Tamil Nadu.
During the interrogation, the duo had said that they had stolen the same two-wheeler from a house in Kadri Hills in the city in August. The owner of the motorbike identified as Kiran Kumar, had in fact lodged a complaint with police after losing his 1986 model Hero Honda.

Based on the information given by the duo, the police arrested one of their associates Ramesh from his house in Pandeshwar. They had stolen a gold chain from Koragajjana Gudi in Nantoorpadav, silver jewellery from another Koragajjana Gudi at Mary Hill area and cash and silver jewellery from Mahamayi temple in Mulki. They also had decamped with gold jewellery and other valuables from a house in Mulki.

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