Hyderabad: The notorious chaddi gang struck again at Hayathnagar on Friday. A gang of six members in their inners broke opened the doors of two houses using boulders and robbed about 19 tolas of gold and Rs 75,000 cash from the victims by threatening them with.
Not more than a month ago, the chaddi gang had stuck twice in Hayat-shnagar, throwing a tough challenge to the Rachakonda police.
The victims alleged that the robbers ran away in front of the police but were not caught, and the thieves also had told the victims that they missed the chance to loot last month and now they successfully executed the robbery.
The CCTV cameras that captured the movements of the masked robbers moving from one house to another went viral.
At around 1.20 pm on Friday, the gang of six had knocked the door of Venkat Reddy, a plumber who lives along with his wife, three children, and elderly parents and in-laws. When none of the inmates responded to the knocks, the burglars hit the door with boulders and forcibly entered the house.
Reddy said that all his family members were asleep when the robbers broke opened the door and gained entry. Most of the family members were asleep in the hall and a room beside it, and he was in another room. The robbers carrying huge sticks signalled at us to keep mum and took away 15 tolas of gold and Rs 75,000 cash, he said.
Recollecting an hour of terror, Reddy said, “The robbers were in my house for almost an hour. As I was in another room, I had time to call the police, but my efforts to reach the police on Dial 100 and also the patrolling team went in vain. By the time the police called me back, the thieves were already in my room. They were scary and masked. They even also told me that they missed robbing my house last month, but they did it now. After looting my house, they went into another house and stole more gold.”
He said that when the patrolling vehicle reached their home, the robbers who were in the house next door, ran away in front of the police and escaped.
Responding to a query, Reddy said that on the night of October 25, the robbers tried to enter his house, but as all the housemates were awake and began shouting, they ran away but robbed another house at Kuntloor in which a Vedic teacher's family reside. The chaddi gang members stole 11 tolas gold and Rs 40,000 cash from the house of Vedic teacher, Shankar Sarma.
Hayathnagar inspector, K. Satish, said that the robbers involved in the offence on Friday and in the one that took place in October could be the same. “The victims said the robbers were speaking in Telugu and Hindi. Our teams are working on the clues to nab the robbers,” he said....