The Warangal City police on Saturday arrested two robbers on Saturday, recovering gold ornaments worth Rs 35 lakh, 12 kg of silver, along with three bikes and the tools and equipment they used to break into houses. The Crime Control Station police arrested the two men who were accused in several break-ins in Warangal district.
According to the police, two teams, led by inspectors David Raju and Ravi Raj, were formed to nab the thieves. The accused were identified and Dileep Pawar, 25 years old, and Sarvan Pawar, 21 years old. Both of them are from Dhar in Madhya Pradesh.
The police said both accused had dropped out of their studies and were working as labourers for a brief period of time. They both then moved on to a life of crime. Officials added that they broke into houses only in towns well connected by the railway network.
Warangal Police Commissioner Dr Ravinder said, â€śThey chose Warangal first, and committed as many as 15 crimes in the city. They conducted recces first and identified houses.â€ť
"They have chosen Warangal as it has a good railway connection. This would help them flee in case they got caught. They used to do a recce and identify locked houses, and then commit the burglaries at night,â€ť the Warangal police said in their press statement.
The police identified the suspects using the CCTV footage available from the scene of the crimes. The police worked closely with the locals and the IT wing to nab the accused. After getting descriptive particulars and facial recognition details from locals in Mamunur, Khajipeta, Hanmakonda and Geesukonda of Warangal limits, the police came to the conclusion that two men were residing in Warangal city.
They then received a tip off, and managed to catch the duo near a hotel on a busy road. According to the police, the two men have confessed.