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Bengaluru: Ex-techie turns into jewel thief, arrested

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 3, 2018, 6:43 am IST
Updated Apr 3, 2018, 6:43 am IST
Prabhu had quit his job in the software company because of a severe illness.
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Bengaluru: An engineer, who earlier worked in a prestigious software company, was arrested on charges of theft by Jayanagar police and a gold chain worth Rs 2.5 lakh was recovered from him on Monday.

The accused, Prabhu Kanakarathnam, 34, is a resident of Yelahanka and hails from Tamil Nadu. He had shifted to the city 15 years ago along with his mother. He completed his BE at MS Ramaiah College of Engineering and MBA from Durbin University in Britain.

 

Prabhu had quit his job in the software company because of a severe illness. He later started his own business, but suffered huge losses after which he decided to commit thefts for a living.

According to the police, on January 13, Prabhu walked into the jewellery showroom in Jayanagar 3rd Block on the pretext of buying gold ornaments. He made them show a lot of jewellery that were on display in the showcase and made away with a 60 gram gold chain worth Rs 2.5 lakh.

The act was captured on the CCTV camera in the showroom. The manager of the showroom filed a complaint with the Jayanagar police. Prabhu was absconding till the Jaynagar police traced him and arrested him on Monday.

 

Investigation revealed that he was booked for a similar case in the Malleswaram police station.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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