Hyderabad: Osmania University police arrested three members of a notorious interstate burglary gang and recovered stolen property worth Rs 8 lakh 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, committed seven offences in the recent past near Osmania University, Uppal, Hayathnagar, Malkajgiri in the city as well as at Amaravathi and Pedanandipadu in Guntur.
According to Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar, the accused stayed in lodges close to posh residential areas and would conduct a recee of locked houses. While Durga Rao would break into the house using the tools he carried in his backpack, his associates kept a watch on the surroundings.
According to police, Durga Rao was previously involved in over 100 cases, Umameshwar Rao in 300 cases and Kiran Babu in 30 cases. Osmania University police identified the accused and arrested them near Habsiguda on Friday. Police recovered 10 tola gold, 4kg silver ornaments, Rs 11,200 cash, all worth Rs 8 lakh. The accused along with the seized property will be produced before court for judicial remand.