The unidentified gang that looted a jewellery shop in Muralinagar on Tuesday afternoon later abandoned the vehicle in which they travelled at Marripalem, police said late on Tuesday night.

The vehicle was found in the VUDA Colony with a few hockey sticks concealed in it. Police suspect the criminals carried the sticks to terrorise people in the event of resistance at the time of committing the crime.

Sources said the vehicle displayed a local registration number though the vehicle was registered in Maharashtra. The Maharashtra number plate was found inside the vehicle. Police suspect it might have been stolen in Maharashtra.

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