Gang of 6 robbers targeting lone victims arrested

The Jeevanbima Nagar police have arrested a gang of six involved in multiple robberies on the Kempegowda International Airport road targeting lone travellers waiting for cabs late at night.

The arrested are Gulshan (20), a resident of Thippasandra, Sunil (20), a resident of Anekal, Praveen (27), Shivaprasad (21) Govind (19) and Abhi (23), all from Indiranagar.

According to the police, the gang had planned their robberies to make quick money. The arrests were made by a special police team after 25-year-old victim Ajay Yaduvanshi from Jaipur lodged a complaint. He was attacked with lethal weapons and robbed by a gang that had come in an Innova car, he stated in his complaint.

The gang, after finding Ajay standing alone, approached him and demanded that he hand over his valuables. When he resisted, they attacked him with machetes and fled with his cash, phone and other valuables. The incident took place around  3.30 am on March 14 in Indiranagar, the police added.

Modus operandi

The gang members targeted lone walkers late at night. They split into teams and looked for victims while a few of them roamed around in an MUV. When the teams found their victims, they would inform the other members who come to the spot and rob them. They first try to threaten them by brandishing lethal weapons and when the victims resist, they would assault and rob them.

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