Interstate thief stashing booty in graveyards arrested in AP

The Krishna district police arrested a notorious inter-state thief and recovered stolen property from him on Wednesday


VIJAYAWADA: The Krishna district police arrested a notorious inter-state thief and recovered stolen property from him on Wednesday. The accused was identified as Thiruveedula Surendra from Chittapur Village of Chatrai Mandal in West Godavari district who was involved in 101 cases. The offences range from bike thefts to house breakings in both the Telugu states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Addressing the media, Krishna District Superintendent of Police Joshua said that Challapally Police and CCS Police have jointly launched a manhunt for Surendra, who was committing thefts in the two Telugu states and arrested him. His modus operandi is to target locked houses at night. The SP told the media that the accused used to commit thefts without using any modern technology and asserted that the interstate thief would use graveyards as his operating base and also stash the stolen property there. He said that a trap was laid to arrest the accused.

Going into the details of the case, Challapally police received a complaint about a theft on August 28 at the house of one Puligadda Venkateswara Rao in Islam Nagar. The complaint stated that an unidentified person had stolen 120 gms of gold, one kg of silver and some cash from the house.

The police who plunged into action, taking the complaint seriously, formed special teams and carried out a full-fledged investigation. The special teams, which made use of technology, collected the evidence from the scene of offence and arrested the accused Thiruveedula Surendra.

According to the police, about 47 cases were booked against the accused in Telangana State's Khammam District, Chittoor, and Eluru Districts in Andhra Pradesh. The accused reportedly admitted to committing seven thefts with one each in Khammam of Telangana, Jangareddygudem, Kovvur, Challapally and Gudivada besides two more in Rajanagaram of Andhra Pradesh. The investigation revealed that there was a DC sheet in Chatrai police station where the amount was recovered from him.

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