Chennai: In one of the huge recoveries of stolen valuables, city police recovered 3kg of gold jewels, 5kg of silver products and US Dollars from a burglary gang in Anna Nagar, on Friday. The hi-tech gang that had shown its handiwork in 21 houses in the city had been using walkie-talkies to coordinate heists, the police said.
According to police, the 9-member gang committed heists in as many as 21 bungalows in Chennai alone and connected in 19 cases. “Major breakthrough came on April 15 when the special team got an important clue, which revealed that the accused are from Tirunelveli, Tiruvarur, Pondicherry, Karaikal and Nagapattinam districts,” Anna Nagar Deputy Commissioner A. Sudhakar said.
He added that the police had already arrested Gopal of Dindugul, Raghu and Murthy of Pondicherry in connection with the case. “In all, 15kg of silver was recovered from them,” Sudhakar said.
Meanwhile, the special team got wind of the movement of the main accused - V. Dhinakaran (31) of Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli - and arrested him near Thiru.Vi.Ka. Nagar bus stand at around 11.30am on Friday. During the interrogation, Dhinakaran reportedly squealed on his aides G. Loganathan (52) and R. Kalidoss (36) of Nagapattinam.
“Loganathan and Kalidoss had been helping Dhinakaran and his gang with accommodation apart from helping them to sell off the booty. Over 3kg of gold and 5kg of silver were recovered from them,” a police press release said.
Police team also seized two walkie-talkies, which the gang used to plan the heists and communicate during the action. Nearly 1000 USD also have been seized from their possession.
“The gang had looted nearly 200 sovereigns of gold jewels from a house. Others are relatively smaller loots. The recovered valuables will be handed over to the owners after judicial process,” DC Sudhakar said. The special team is continuing their hunt to arrest remaining absconding accused....