CHENNAI:Five juveniles, including three school students, have been arrested for stealing mobile phones from a house at Guindy in the wee hours of Monday.
The investigation officer said the boys targeted houses where the doors were left open during night. “The boys would spot such houses late night and find a way by either climbing the terrace or getting access through the nearby building. They will enter the house while the family members are sleeping and steal mobile phones. Normally, three boys will get into the house and two others will wait on the road to alert their friends if anybody passes by,” the officer said.
On Monday, when the boys tried to enter an apartment at Nehru Nagar at Guindy, Shakti, a hotel employee, caught one of them, while four others escaped.
Based on what the boy told police, the other four were nabbed. Two cell phones were seized from them. The boys said they used to steal the phones for pocket money and to watch movies. Three of them have completed their Standard X exams and were awaiting results, while two others were school dropouts. Investigation revealed that the same group was involved in a similar incident at Velachery six months ago and was detained.
A case has been registered and the boys were sent to a government observation home.