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Man arrested, stolen articles recovered:

A Central Crime Station (CCS) team led by inspector Babji Rao arrested an offender who was allegedly involved in six house-breaking cases and a motorcycle theft in the recent past. The accused was identified as P. Veerababu (25) of Kakinada.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) T. Ravi Kumar Murthy, the accused was earlier involved in three house-breaking cases in Rajahmundry. The accused who is a fourth standard dropout would maintain a trendy lifestyle and in the process befriended a B. Tech student from Visakhapatnam. Seeking her help, he moved to the city on May 5, and thereafter committed the first crime on May 27 by robbing about Rs. 1.8 lakh in cash from a LIC employee’s house in KRM Colony, said the DCP. He thereafter committed five more house-breakings, in-and-around the same area. He also committed a motorcycle theft in Pedagantyada area.

According to Mr. Ravi Kumar Murthy, the accused already served a sentence in the jail for house-breaking cases. The police recovered all the stolen items from the six cases, which included 278 gms of gold.

Four held

Based on a tip off, a City Task Force (CTF) team led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (CTF) Chittibabu and CTF Circle Inspector G.V. Ramana Rao, arrested four persons who were allegedly trying to cheat people with the rice pulling coins.

The arrested include G. Thrimurtulu (44) of Rajahmundry, V. Dora (53) of Chodavaram, T. Venkat Rao of Chinna Waltair and K. Srinivasa Rao (45) of Rajahmundry. The four-member gang was arrested in a private lodge at Dwarakanagar and handed over to the police.

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