23 laptops and 55 sovereigns of gold jewels recovered

Police officers inspecting the recovered properties including gold jewelleries and laptops from passengers who lost in Maatuthavani bus stand in Madurai in the recent months. The properties were displayed at Anna Nagar police station on Friday.   | Photo Credit: G_Moorthy

In a major recovery, the city police recovered 23 laptops and 55 sovereigns gold jewels all worth over Rs 11 lakh and arrested two bag lifters here on Friday.

Following complaints of bag lifting and missing properties from commuters, Inspector General and Commissioner of Police P. Kannappan had formed special teams to monitor movements of suspicious persons in public places including bus stand and railway station.

Addressing a press conference, DCP (crime) Rajendran told reporters at the Anna Nagar police station after inspecting the recovered properties, that following complaints of property missing crimes at the Maatuthavani bus stand from many passengers, special teams were formed to nab the robbers.

It was found that bag lifters watched the movement of passengers, who after boarding the bus alighted to have a cup of tea or purchased snacks and magazines.

It was then that the robbers decamped with the bag, which contained anything from clothes to gadgets such as laptops and gold jewelleries.

On one such occasion, a special team (in plain clothes) caught a person alighting with a bag. Interrogations revealed that he was not the owner of the suitcase.

Discreet probe led to unravelling of the crimes reported in the bus stand, Mr. Rajendran said and appealed to the passengers to beware of bag lifters, who moved in the area, just like any other commuter and committed the crime.

The special team comprising Inspector Murugadasson and others were appreciated for the commendable work. The names of the accused were given as Balamurugan (36) and Pitchai (34) of Amandurpatti, near here. Anna Nagar police registered cases and produced the duo before a court. Further investigation is on.

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