Police have arrested a man suspected to be a part of a gang that used to steal gold ornaments and sell it at jewellery outlets in the city. Indirananagar police on Thursday received a tip-off that two men carrying stolen gold were trying to get it sold off at a gold trading centre located adjacent to the Indiranagar Metro station. A team of policemen were sent to the spot and they managed to apprehend one of the men, while the other managed to flee from the spot.
Police have launched a manhunt to locate the absconder, who according to them could be connected with multiple chain snatchers and gold thieves operating in the city.
The accused Dileep Kumar (37), along with a person named Dharma visited the Attica jewelry shop on CMH Road around 5:30 pm on Thursday. Police said both have criminal records. They claimed Dharma used to get stolen gold and it was Dileep’s responsibility to get it disposed of. Dileep, a resident of Narayanpura, has confessed the gold ornaments were stolen in the city.
A police official told BM, “The accused was carrying stolen jewelry, but the mastermind is still absconding. Dharma is from Anekal.”
Police suspect that Dharma used to deploy young boys to steal jewellery and ornaments. They added that Dharma and Dileep were relatives