Bengaluru: The Kalasipalya police have arrested five persons from Tamil Nadu for their alleged involvement in burglaries.
The police have identified the arrested persons as Murugesh (32), Shankar (29), Rajendra (40), Sumathi (45) and Latha (30), residents of Vaniyambadi, Vellore district in Tamil Nadu. They are related to each other and used to roam around Bengaluru in the guise of rag-pickers to identify houses to burgle.
The police said that Murugesh, Shankar and Rajendra used to come to the city in the morning under the guise of rag-pickers. They used to identify houses that were locked for a long time and break open the lock using iron rods in the night.
The police got hold of them after getting CCTV footage of a group entering a house in Kalasipalya police limits. A police team went to Vaniyambadi and nabbed the suspects. They seized 1.70 kg of gold and valuables worth Rs 51 lakh from them. With this, the police have detected 17 cases reported in 10 police stations in the city.