The police here on Saturday claimed to have busted a gang of robbers and thieves with the arrest of two people.
So far, the police claimed to have solved three burglaries, one robbery and two motorcycle theft cases.
According to the police, a check post was put up in Sector 2 late on Friday night. Three youths, on a motorcycle, started taking a U-turn after seeing the check post. The police followed the youths and nabbed two of them but one managed to flee. The arrested persons have been identified as Vijay Pandey and Bhola. The person who managed to flee is Virender.
Pandey had earlier been jailed too for burglaries in Sector 5 police station area in Panchkula. He had recently been released on bail and after that he started again committing thefts and robberies. Presently, the police are conducting raids to nab three other members of the gang.
Both Pandey and Bhola confessed to have stolen an Activa in Sector 6 on the night of April 14. They hit a security guard with a stick and managed to make away with his scooter.
THEFTS IN SECTOR 2
On the night of May 4, the thieves targeted two houses in Sector 2 in Panchkula from where two LCDs and other valuables were stolen. One of the houses belonged to councillor Mamta Mittal and other was of Lt Col Harpreet Singh.
Now, the police claimed in a press conference that the same gang had carried out t these thefts.
The thieves broke open the doors and fled away with the valuables while the owners kept sleeping.
After that, three more houses were targeted but nothing were stolen from there.
The police claimed that the same gang had targeted a house in Sector 10 too in the recent past from where cash and jewellery had been stolen.
Bhola, a resident of Mauli Jagran, used to drive auto-rickshaw in day and commit thefts and robberies at night.
Pandey had no residence and used to sleep in corridors or parks, said the police.
“The youths are drug addicts and that is why they car ried out these thefts and robberies. We have taken two accused on six-day remand to recover the stolen property,” said ACP Adarshdeep Singh.