Hanumanthanagar police arrested a woman for conning an elderly woman and recovered gold jewellery worth Rs 7.5 lakh.
The accused Meena (40) befriended Geetha (76) at Ramakrishna Ashram and told her that she was a masseuse. Recently, Meena visited the woman’s house on the pretext of giving her a massage. After she was done, Meena told Geetha to have a wash. When the elderly woman was in the bathroom, Meena fled with the gold jewellery. She was arrested by Hanumathanagar police.
407 Cases Solved
South Division police cracked 407 cases in the last few months. As many as 184 accused were arrested and stolen property worth Rs 4.68 crore was recovered.
The accused were arrested in connection with cases of robbery, chain-snatching, house theft and vehicle theft among others. The police seized 10 kg gold and 10.5 kg silver along with 179 two-wheelers, three three-wheelers, one car, 70 mobile phones, 22 laptops and other electronic items worth `67.71 lakh cash.
Subaramanyanapura police arrested Manjunath alias Pariwala (27), a resident of Tigalarapet. Police said Manjunath used to target houses on the first floor on the pretext of catching pigeons and steal jewellery. The police recovered 1 kg gold jewellery from him and discovered that he had been involved in 19 similar cases.
Hanumantanagar police arrested L R Shankar Swamy (75), a resident of Padmanabhanagar, for stealing jewellery. Police recovered valuables worth Rs 6.56 lakh in four cases.