Salesboys by day, thieves by night held

Published: 02nd July 2013 08:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd July 2013 08:01 AM   |  A+A-

Luck ran out for two boys who worked at a textile shop during the day and turned burglars by night, when they fell into the police net on Monday.

The duo, including a juvenile, were employed at a textile shop in Madipakkam. After work on Sunday, the duo broke into the house of Subbaiya (62), a priest, in Srinivasa Nagar in Puluthivakkam. Subbaiya had left for Tiruchendur a couple of days back after informing the cops at Sadasivam Nagar police booth to keep an eye on the house.

A night patrol party checked on the house at 11 pm and found the door locked. But at 3 am on Monday they saw the lights on and the house locked from the inside. On checking, they confirmed that strangers were inside and were packing up the electronic gadgets and valuables.

The night patrol party then locked the doors from outside and called for backup from the Madipakkam police station. The two were caught red-handed and arrested.

Police identified one of them as Ram Swaroob; the juvenile’s identity was not revealed. Both hailed from Northeastern States and worked at a textile shop in Madipakkam.

As many as 4 cases in Madipakkam have been solved with the arrest. The two were reportedly involved in similar offences in Chinthadripet and Parry’s. A case was registered and further investigations are on.

Land Grab

A 54-year-old man was arrested in Chennai on Monday for usurping the property of a former ISRO scientist by creating forged documents.

Investigations revealed that the accused got the property registered on his name by creating a fictitious son of the scientist.

Police said SP Velayutham (54) was arrested by the Anti-Land Grab wing following a complaint from Sethunarayanan, currently in Hudson State, US. He charged that a housing plot of 3,750 sq ft in Neelankarai, was acquired by the former through forged documents.

The case which was registered in Neelankarai police station in 2011 was transferred to the Central Crime Branch (CCB). Probe revealed that one Gopalakrishnan was portrayed by the accused as the son of Sethunarayanan.

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