The ‘Chaddi Gang’ Arrested Due to Efforts by Mangalore City Police

The ‘Chaddi Gang’ Arrested Due to Efforts by Mangalore City Police

In a swift action, police have arrested four members of the ‘Chaddi’ gang from Madhya Pradesh within five hours after they looted jewellery and cash from the house of an elderly couple in Mangalore city. The arrested persons are Raju Singwania, 24, Mayur, 30, Bali, 22, and Vicky, 21, all from Madhya Pradesh.

They had entered the house of Victor Mendonca, 71, and his wife Patrica Mendonca, 60, in Kotekani First Cross under Urwa Police station limits, around 4 a.m. The thieves broke open the window grills to enter a room. The thieves assaulted Mr. Victor and Ms. Patrica looted ₹12 lakh worth of gold and diamond ornaments, ₹ 1 lakh worth of 10 branded watches, a Samsung mobile phone, and ₹3,000 cash. They made away with the stolen property by driving (stealing) the couple’s car.

The police swung into action soon after the couple filed the complaint at around 7 a.m. The police traced the car near the Mulky bus stand. After going through CCTV camera footage they found out that the thieves boarded a KSRTC bus towards Mangalore. The police contacted the conductor of a KSRTC and found that the gang had boarded a KSRTC bus bound to Bengaluru from Mangalore. The city police relayed the information to Hassan police. A team led by Sakaleshpur Deputy Superintendent of Police B. Pramod stopped the bus near Sakaleshpur and apprehended the four accused persons. The police recovered the articles robbed from elderly couple’s house.

Police Commissioner Anupam Agrawal said the police have to question the arrested persons to ascertain about thefts they committed in the past, including the theft of ₹10,000 from a house in Vivekananda Nagar in Kodical in the city on Sunday, July 7.

The Commissioner appreciated the swift action of the team comprising of Sub-Inspectors H.V. Harish, H.B. Anita, Vinay Bhavikatti, K.S. Pramod, and Sadashiva Thippareddy; Assistant Sub-Inspectors Vinay Kumar, Venugopal and Kishore Kotian, and police constables Pushparaj, Pramod, Narayan, Satish, Peter, Ramachandra, Venkatesh, Abhishek, Prajwal, Harishekar, Khader Ali, Sunil, Jagadish, Yogish, Chandrashekar and Shashidhar.

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