The group would impersonate security staff.

Bengaluru police foil theft bid arrest seven men disguised as security guardsImage: DCP published pictures of 4 of the 7 dacoits who were caught
news Friday, March 25, 2016 - 18:41

Bengaluru police nabbed seven persons disguised as security guards while they were attempting to commit robbery in a residential area in the city on Monday.

In a case of swift action, the Bengaluru police took immediate action on Monday night when sub-inspector Sarath Kumar was alerted by the night patrol that something was amiss near one of the houses in Vidhana Soudha layout near Laggere area. 

Sampigehalli Inspector Keshav told The News Minute that the group would impersonate security staff. “They usually keep a track of houses that are empty which they would take note of while they acted as if they were patrolling,” he said.  

On Monday night, the group, which hasn’t looted any house in Bengaluru so far, had almost broken the lock of one of the houses that was empty. The night beat staff noticed it and nabbed the men, he added.

DCP for the North-East sub-division Bengaluru released images of the accused, who face several cases.

Keshav said that all the accused are Nepali between 25-30 years of age. “They were in jail for six months in Mangaluru after they were arrested by Dakshina Kannada police as they had 19 robbery cases on them. They would send their loot to their homes in Nepal,” he said.

They were booked for preparation for committing dacoity in They were produced before court.

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