Karnataka police arrest thief who committed burglary to move to Europe

Bangalore, April 23 (IANS): Karnataka police said on Saturday they arrested a thief who committed burglaries to earn money to move to a European country with his Bangladeshi wife.

The arrested person is identified as Vinodkumar alias Shareef from Hyderabad in Telangana. Cops also nabbed his associate Rohith Mandal from West Bengal.

Sanjaynagar Police who arrested the accused in Bangalore explained that they recovered Rs 79.64 lakh for 792 grams of gold, Rs 2 lakh in cash, 30 expensive watches, six iPads.

Police worked meticulously to catch the thief following a sudden spike in burglaries.

Kumar is a repeat offender expelled by his parents when he was involved in six burglary cases.

Hyderabad Police also arrested him earlier.

After his release from prison, he moved to Kolkata and worked as a taxi driver. There he met Mandal and his wife from Bangladesh.

He married her and went to Bangladesh and lived there for a year. Unable to live in Dhaka, Kumar returned to India with his wife. He decided to settle in a European country with his wife.

He chose Bengaluru to commit burglaries and raise money.

The accused did his research on YouTube and gathered tools to commit burglaries.

Kumar committed 22 robberies across the city.

At the time of committing the burglary, the accused was wearing a mask and cap to conceal his identity.

The police spotted him and arrested him after a long chase. He kept the stolen gold ornaments for his wife and also led a lavish life.

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