Bengaluru: Four members of a Nepali gang, who were working as security guards and carrying out burglaries in Banashankari and JP Nagar have been arrested.
The accused have been identified as Bheem Bahadur Thapa (31), Jayaraj Bahadur Puri (25), Dharamraj Bahadur Bahora (40) and Ganesh Bahadur Thapa (34), all hailing from Bajhang district in Nepal.
The Banashankari police, who nabbed the accused, claimed to have cracked two cases of burglaries in Banashankari and J.P. Nagar police station limits. They recovered 425 grams of gold ornaments, worth Rs 14 lakh, 5 kg of silver ornaments and foreign currencies from their possession.
According to police, the accused used different tactics to carry out the crime. During interrogation they confessed they were involved in burglaries across the state. They used to either take up jobs as security guards or recce the area posing as Gorkhas to identify locked or isolated houses.
“Each of the accused used to identify locked houses in apartments or in the locality and inform their accomplices. They then targeted the houses and fled with the valuables.
So far two cases have been detected in the city and we suspect they had committed robberies in many more houses across the state. We are interrogating them,” the police said. While at job as a security guard at an apartment in Banashankari second stage, Bheem had identified a house near the apartment whose occupant were leaving for Tirupati on December 13.
He burgled the house the next day along with his two other accomplices Jayaraj and Dharamraj. Thapa had disconnected the power supply since the house had CCTV cameras, without realising that the house also had UPS, which got activated soon after the power went off and the entire act was recorded in the CCTV.
The accused had decamped with gold ornaments and cash and later they shared the booty. They then pledged the gold at a jewellery shop in Banashankari and were trying to flee to Nepal.