Hyderabad: A new gang of burglars is on the prowl on the city outskirts for the last one week. Before the nightmare of the i20 car gang has been forgotten by the public, a new gang has started committing burglaries in locked houses located in residential areas.
With the public noticing the movements of the gang during the wee hours in the residential areas at Rajendranagar, the police verified CCTV footage and found the suspects travelling in an Alto car and conducting a recce.
Recently, there were a series of burglaries in locked houses by a gang moving in an i20 car in the tri-commissionerates. The new gang coming into the picture has raised suspicions whether the same gang has changed the vehicle or a new gang is on the prowl.
According to sources, on Tuesday night, at around 10.30 am, the gang was found moving in a red coloured Alto car at PA Ramreddy Hills residential colony in Upparpally under Rajendranagar police station limits.
“The gang returned after about half an hour and returned again at 1.30 am and roamed in the colonies till 2.30 am. They walk in the colonies wearing jackets and masks to avoid identification. The five members come in the same car, park it at a distance and then go on a looting spree,” sources said.
Cyberabad police official said “The gang targets locked houses and burgle them. A burglary took place in Cyberabad and another in Rachakonda recently. Special teams are working on the clues to nab the gang.”
Ruling out the possibility of the Alto car gang being behind the sexagenarian’s murder, an official said: “The case of murder for gain at Sirimalle Nagar may not have the involvement of the Alto car gang as they break the locks using iron rods and steal only from locked houses. Even on Thursday night (August 16), teams were waiting for them, but suddenly were alerted about the robbery at the Agarwal’s house.”