Pramesh S Jain
The West Division police of Byatarayanapura police on sunday arrested a 30 year old man who was stealing valuables from passengers after diverting their attention satellite bus stand.The police have recovered stolen valuables worth Rs.12 lakh from him.
The accused has been identified as,Siddiq, resident of Laggere.
Senior officer told media persons,a complaint was registered by a complainant at Byatarayanpura police station stating that on January 10th she came to satellite bus stand in the night time and while returning back some person approached her as a passenger and by diverting her attention he robbed her Vanity bag in which she had 25 grams of gold ornaments in it.
Based on a complaint,Inspector,MN Nagaraju and his team swung into action and visited the crime scene and inspected the area and after analysing CCTV footage at the bus stand the team got the vital clue about the thief.
A special team was formed to check any untoward incident happens at bus stand a team of cops were deployed in Mufti to monitor the police team who recognised the culprit.
After closely watching the movements of suspecious elements the police zeroed in on Siddiq and caught him red handed when he was moving around the bus stand for his target.
The team apprehended the culprit and brought him to station for questioning during interrogation the accused said that he came to bus stand to lift the luggage of passengers diverting their attention.
A detailed investigation by the team led the accused Siddiq to confessed the crime and he revealed that he used to move around bus stand to identify gullible passengers who are careless about their luggage and valuables.
siddiq posing as passenger would travel with them and steal valuables after diverting their attention.
With his arrest four cases has been detected reported in various police station and based on his statement the team has recovered 275 grams gold ornaments worth of Rs.12 lakhs recovered from his possession.A case has been registered in Byatarayanpura police station and further investigation is on.
We advise the people to be careful at the bus stand and about their valuables and to be careful while carrying valuables and if in emergency or distress call 112 and advises to ignore strangers while they are traveling.
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP West,Soumendhu Mukherjee,DCP West,Dr Sanjeev M Patil,ACP Kengeri Sub-Division,UD Krishna Kumar,PI,MN Nagaraju,PSI with crime staff of Byatarayanpura police station has been appreciated for the commendable job done by them in nabbing the luggage lifter and recovered stolen property from him and a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.