Pramesh S Jain.Yogesh K Porwar
The West Division police of,Rajarajeshwarinagar police on Tuesday arrested two persons including the owner of a mobile repair shop who resorted to snatching chains from elderly women in order to recover from the business losses incurred during lock down gold chain worth Rs.2.8 lakhs recovered from them.
The accused has been identified as,Ravi,24,and his friend Rahul,21,both residents of Kengeri living in a rented house.
Senior officer told reporters,The accused robbed a mangalsutra worth Rs.2.8 lakh from Girija BG, 65 in BEML layout last Sunday while she was going for morning walk.
The Rajarajeshwari Nagar police inspector,Shivanna and his team swung into action and visited the spot and after collecting information the crime team swung into action.
The special team under the able guidance of DCP West,Dr Sanjeev M Patil,ACP,UD Krishna Kumar swung into action and started analysing the CCTV footage in the area.
During collaborating CCTV footage the team identified the vehicle number and identity of bike borne miscreants who robbed the Mangalsutra from elderly women in the early hours of June 27th.
Based on CCTV footage and other technical inputs the team zeroed in on the duo.
During investigation the accused confessed the crime and a detailed Probe revealed that Ravi is running a mobile repair and service store in Katriguppe,while Rahul supplies mineral water to the hotels.
The duo claims that they incurred huge losses and planned to commit chain snatching to recover losses and based on their statement the team has recovered gold ornaments and bike used in crime .
Before committing chain snatching the duo had tried to break open the ATM machine cassette in Pandavapura on June 14.But,they failed to steal the money as the burglary alarm sounded alert and further investigation is on.
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant,has appreciated Addl CP East,S Murugan, DCP West,Dr Sanjeev M Patil,ACP,Kengeri Sub-Division,UD Krishna Kumar,PI,Shivanna and his whole team for their timely action in nabbing the accused and recovering the property from them and a suitable reward will be given to the team for their excellent investigation he added.