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Nation Current Affairs 14 Dec 2018 Thieves take help of ...

Thieves take help of Google maps to loot houses in Chennai

Published Dec 14, 2018, 1:16 am IST
Updated Dec 14, 2018, 2:44 am IST
During interrogation by the Hyderabad police, it was found that the duo had carried out a series of robberies in Chennai.
The two accused.
 The two accused.

Chennai: Two thieves who used Google maps and looted houses in Chennai early this month were brought to Chennai for a crime scene enactment on Thursday. They were arrested in Hyderabad after a long search operation by the police on December 3. The incident was brought to light after a Nungambakkam-based doctor working in Apollo hospitals in Chennai was robbed.

The theft occurred last month and the thief was cunning enough to not leave any obvious trails. Police couldn’t identify the thief as there was no evidence left for them to investigate by the robber who covered his tracks well. However, similar incidents happened in various posh localities of Chennai like Teynampet, Nungambakkam, Mambalam where a lot of affluent people live and left the police confused about the culprit.


Meanwhile,  Sathish alias Sathya Reddy (34) and Narendhra(24) of Hyderabad were arrested by the Hyderabad police during a robbery attempt and subsequently produced in court.

During interrogation by the Hyderabad police, it was found that the duo had carried out a series of robberies in Chennai. Upon further investigation, they were shocked to hear his modus operandi.

The robber first searched for posh areas in Chennai using Google maps. Then, he took a flight to Chennai and visited the targeted area in an auto. He then zeroed in on houses either locked or where the residents spent more time at work.


After this, they would execute the plan and robbed the selected targets. After a successful robbery, they would go back with the goods to their native place.

Following their arrest, a team of Chennai police went to Hyderabad and recovered 120 sovereigns of gold from them.

Meanwhile, on Thursday morning the two culprits were brought to Chennai so that they could enact how they broke into the houses without leaving any clue to police.