A youth was arrested by the Visakhapatnam police on Tuesday on the charge of burglaries and recovered 12 tolas of gold ornaments valued at Rs.2 lakh from him.
Giving details to the media, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) S. Varadaraju said the accused, B. Rajasekhar (21) of Vijayawada, had lost his father at a young age and became addicted to vices. He had committed cell phone thefts and stealing of gold ornaments from houses in Vijayawada and Rajahmundry and had also served a jail sentence in the past.
He shifted to the city seven months ago and joined a catering services agency. He gained entry into various houses in Maharanipeta zone and II Town Police Station limits and snatched gold chain and ‘pusthula thadlu’ from women, who were fast asleep, and gold ornaments from almirahs.
The accused was arrested by Maharanipeta Zone (II Town) Inspector R. Mallikarjuna Rao, SI M. Maheswara Rao and their team at Town Kotha Road on Tuesday. Gold ornaments stolen in seven cases under Maharanipeta zone and II Town Police Station were recovered. Assistant Commissioner of Police (east) D.N. Mahesh was present.