LB Nagar police arrest two inter-state burglars

Masons flew into target city, transport stolen goods by train

HYDERABAD: Sleuths of LB Nagar central crime station (CCS) in coordination with the Vanasthalipuram police on Monday arrested two notorious inter-state criminals involved in 14 house burglaries and recovered stolen property worth
Rs 27.16 lakh from them.

The accused Rafikul Khan, 33, and Shaik Suraj, 30, both masons, residents of Sahebnagar, Ranga Reddy district and natives of West Bengal, also allegedly conducted organised crime in Kerala, Goa and Bengaluru.

Though both the accused are just ordinary masons, they used their criminal brains, and used flights to reach their destinations and after committing offences, used railways to transport their stolen booty.

Later, they targeted Hyderabad to avoid being identified and rented rooms in the densely populated weaker section colony in Sahebnagar and took rooms in Suryapet.

Both used to conduct recce in posh localities using bicycles during day and notice houses that were locked and commit burglaries during nights. Their modus operandi was to enter into the houses by breaking open backdoors.

The accused, who had already committed four property offences in their native place, sent the stolen properties in a train to Hyderabad and later boarded a flight from Kolkata to Hyderabad.

The accused were earlier arrested by the Vanasthalipuram police on February 4, and were remanded to judicial custody. On knowing their involvement in other similar offences, they were taken into a 10-day police custody during which they confessed to committing the crimes.

hey were involved in five grave offences and nine petty offences in Vanasthalipuram and committed 11 robberies in Suryapet and Rajendranagar police station limits. The police recovered 5.20 grams gold ornaments, 300 grams silver ornaments, Rs 91,000 net cash, two mobile phones and an Atlas cycle all worth Rs 27.16 lakh.

Arrests were made under the supervision of M. Mahesh Bhagwat, commissioner of Rachakonda police. Bhagawat personally thanked Ajay Ranade, a senior police officer from Kolkata, for his cooperation.

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