Coimbatore: The Karumathampatti police on Tuesday arrested four people, including a couple from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, and recovered 16 sovereigns of gold ornaments, Rs 20,000 and a mobile phone from them.
Angamma Rao, 32, his wife Angamma, and his relatives Seenu, 30 and Subbarao, 20, from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, were involved in burglaries in Coimbatore, Erode and Chennai and are also facing murder cases in Andhra Pradesh, police sources said.
“They had rented a house at Pappampatti in Coimbatore a year ago and were engaged in gold polishing work. They used to roam the streets together to identify locked houses. They executed burglaries only during the day. Two of them used to break open doors to loot valuables and the others acted as lookouts,” sub-inspector Aravindrajan said.
They had decamped with 10 sovereigns of gold ornaments from the house of Yuvaraj, an IT employee, at Chinna Moppiripalayam near Karumathampatti on October 18. They also stole six sovereigns of gold ornaments, Rs 20,000 and a mobile phone from the motorcycle of Nagamani of Karumathampatti on October 30.
The burglars were remanded in judicial custody on Tuesday evening.