HYDERABAD: Osmania University police arrested three members of a notorious interstate burglary gang and recovered Rs 8 lakh worth stolen property from their possession.
The accused, A Durga Rao, 34, a labourer from Machilipatnam, P Umamaheshwar Rao, 41, a goldsmith from Guntur and P Kiran Babu, 30, a painter from Guntur, have committed seven offences during the recent past near Osmania University, Uppal, Hayathnagar, Malkajgiri in the city, at Amaravathi and Pedanandipadu in Guntur.
According to Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar, the accused stay in lodges close to posh residential areas and conduct a recce to identify the locked houses. While Durga Rao breaks into the house using the tools he carries in his backpack, his associates keep a watch on the surroundings.
All the accused have criminal records and according to police Durga Rao was previously involved in over 100 cases, Umameshwar Rao was involved in 300 cases and Kiran Babu was involved in 30 cases.
Working out of the available leads, Osmania University police identified the accused and arrested them near Habsiguda on Friday. Police recovered 10 tola gold, four kilos silver ornaments, Rs 11,200 cash, all worth Rs 8 lakh from their possession. The accused alone the seized property will be produced before the court for judicial remand.