Karwar: The Uttara Kannada police have expressed the hope that they will soon arrest the accused in the theft of jewellery from some cooperative societies in the district recently.

The police arrested a man on Wednesday and recovered 13 kg of gold ornaments from him. The police gave the name of the arrested as Sanjeev Nayak from Ankola. Police sources said that the case was complicated because the accused were quarry and construction workers.

It was difficult to ascertain the addresses of the accused, they said.

The police would achieve a breakthrough in the case soon, the sources said.