Three held for robberies in trains

The railway police have arrested three persons for robbing passengers of their valuables inside trains, and have recovered stolen valuables worth Rs 12.50 lakh.

The suspects, Raja (25), Surendra (27) and Veerendra Kumar (28), all three are natives of Haryana.

Police said that the men operated inside trains at Bengaluru Cantonment, Bengaluru East, KR Puram and Yelahanka railway stations. They would identify women and elderly persons, rob them of their belongings and later alight with their booty.

The suspects would also divert the attention of passengers by talking to them and burgle their valuables.

They would pledge valuables in Haryana and stay there for some time before returning to the city for robberies, said the police.

Based on definite alerts, the police arrested them near K R Puram railway police station.

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