Jamshedpur : The police busted a gang of burglars by arresting two persons from Olidih area of Mango police station area in the wee hours of Friday. The police recovered stolen articles worth over Rs 3 lakh from the possession of those nabbed.
Those arrested have been identified as Shahid Qureshi and Mohammed Anwar, both residents of Kapali in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district. There was yet another burglar, Mohammed Abbas at the time the arrest were made, but the accused managed to escape.
Superintendent of police (city) Kartik S said that the burglars were nabbed during the patrolling at Jawaharnagar on Mango-Azadnagar Road under Olidih police station area in the small hours today.
He said that a police team was patrolling the road at Jawaharnagar where they saw three persons coming from the Sakchi end by riding two cycles.
When the police tried to stop the trio, they tried to sped away toward Azadnagar, but the patrolling party chased the cyclists and caught hold of him.
One of the burglars, however, managed to escape,” said the senior police officer.
“ A spate of burglaries in the city during past few months has prompted us to take some immediate measures to curb the menace. Thefts not only in residential areas but also in commercial establishments have been reported,” said a police official.
Kartik said that cell-phones, PVC wire bundles, computers accessories, including monitors, key-boards and mousse were recovered from them.
Speaking to the newsmen, the City SP said that the gang was active at Azadnagar, Jawaharnagar, Olidih and Daiguttu localities in Mango area since the past one year.
According to police, the criminals in the police net are said to have committed burglary in over a dozen houses and shops during the past one year.
It has often been observed that burglars keep a watch to fix their ‘target’ in a housing colony or society before committing crimes. People whose movements were found to be suspicious should be placed under watch.
Housing societies, too, have been suggested to keep a sort of ‘neighbourhood watch’, he added.
Among other measures, officer said, records of robbers and burglars were being studied and a list of habitual offenders being narrowed down.
In the past one month, several cases of burglary have been reported in the city and the suburbs.