The city police have arrested a person wanted in 18 theft cases and recovered valuables worth over Rs. 18 lakh from him.

Ravi Channanvar, Superintendent of Police, told presspersons here on Monday that Vijay Kumar (20), a resident of Aduvalli in Hassan town, was arrested on Saturday night after his behaviour aroused suspicion. During interrogation, he confessed to the crime.

Modus operandi

Vijay Kumar used to identify locked up houses during the day and break them open in the night and take away valuables.