Chain thieves changed their area of operation for fear of a police officer | Mysore News
MYSURU: A youth arrested in connection with recent chain robbery cases in Mysorewith his accomplices, revealed to the officers of the Vidyaranyapuram police station that they had changed the place where the crime was committed, because of an officer assigned there.
The Kuvempunagar policeman had arrested Krishna, a resident of Lakshmipuram, a few months ago, but after the officer was assigned to Vidyaranyapuram police station, he stopped committing the crime in the jurisdiction, fearing that he would be arrested again. He had been arrested before in a bike theft case, but his luck ran out, as he was arrested again by the officer, for stealing the women’s gold chains.
According to the officer, Krishna is a good biker and oversaw seven cases of chain abduction in Mysuru last year, in localities south and west of Mysuru town. Three others, including a person from Mandyasupported him in these robberies.
The officer said he was surprised that the miscreant kept up-to-date information on the assignment of the police officers and changed their area of operation. Police said gang members were working in coordination, targeting lone women on the streets and stealing gold chains from them. Based on technical clues, the police reached them in no time. The four accused were arrested for chain tear for the first time, although two of the main defendants face other criminal cases.
Their arrest helped City Police solve two robbery cases each in Kuvempunagar and Vidyaranyapuram police stations, and one in Lakshmipuram, Saraswathipuram and Vijayanagar. Gold chains worth nearly Rs 14 lakh were seized from the four defendants.