VISAKHAPATNAM: The crime police on Monday arrested two persons who were involved in eight housebreak incidents in the city.
There were reports in 2015 and in November and December in 2016. The police have recovered 200 gm gold ornaments from the accused.
The accused have been identified as Vandhana Madhu and Kopparla Prasad, both from Relliveedhi of Vizianagaram. Earlier, they worked as daily wagers in a pharmaceutical company.
According to ACP (South) J Rammohan Rao, they committed the offences under Paravada and Duvvada police stations. They identified the locked houses during day and break open the locks in the nights.
With increase in house-break incidents in the city, DCP (Crimes) T Ravi Kumar Murthy constituted a special team to nab the burglars, the ACP said.
The accused have been evading the police for past one year and they were finally arrested at Rajivnagar flyover bridge.
After interrogation, the police recovered gold ornaments in six of the eight housebreaks.
The remaining gold would also be recovered from the accused soon. Both were produced in the court and sent to judicial remand for 14 days, the ACP said.