Mangaluru, July 22, 2018: The Mangaluru East police arrested five persons including three mobile shop owners in connection with the theft of mobile phones of security personnel serving in various apartments and also logo of high end cars.
According to the police, the arrested are students Vishal Nayak (18), Abhishek Poojary (18), mobile shop owners Abdul Sinan (35), Mohammed Savad (30), Sadakathulla (35). All the arrested have been remanded in judicial custody.
Vishal, Abhishek, Sinan, Savad and Sadakathulla
Vishal and Abhishek were engaged in stealing mobile phones of security personnel in apartments at Kadri, Urwa and Haripadavu in the last six months. They were selling the stolen phones to shops in Dubai Bazar and Saibeen Complex in Mangaluru.
Based on the CCTV footage of the apartments, the police arrested the students, who in turn revealed the names of the shopkeepers.
The police seized six smart phones worth Rs 60,000 and 11 logo of high-end cars worth Rs 20,000 and a two-wheeler used for committing the crime.
Gambling, 7 arrested: The Vittal Police arrested seven persons engaged in gambling at a house at Chiminiyadka in Bantwal taluk.
The arrested are Radhakrishna Shetty from Ichlangodu in Kasargod, Vijayan of Bela in Badiadka, Chandran of Bela in Badiadka, Babu Poojary of Enmakaje in Kasargod, Kamalaksha of Enmakaje, Pradeep of Anangooru in Kasargod and Steven D’Souza of Enmakaje.
The police have seized Rs 65,960 used for gambling, said SP Ravikanthe Gowda.