Udupi, Jan 9, 2016 : A notorious inter-district thief who was wanted in connection with several house burglary cases has been arrested by the Padubidri and Kaup Police.
The accused is Itthe Barpe Aboobakker who also has several aliases like Abdul Khader alias Kinetic Aboobakker. Police have also seized gold weighing 38 grams including two bangles, finger ring and a necklace from him. Police meanwhile have launched a search for another accomplice of Aboobakker.
Police said Aboobakker who was an expert burglar always chose solitary houses and never brought any implements for theft, but instead used sticks, wire etc which he could find near the house. He was also said to be an expert in unbolting doors without breaking the locks.
Aboobakker was arrested when he was on way to Bantwal Court on January 4. Though his family had immediately moved a habeas corpus petition and even approached the SP seeking to find him, the accused was produced before court on January 5 and taken into police custody.
It is learnt, he was wanted in the case of theft of gold worth Rs 1.65 lakh and a cash of Rs 6000 from the house of Janardhana Rao near Poorna Prajna PU College at Admar on the night of December 26. It is learnt after committing the theft Aboobakker and his accomplice had shared the booty upon reaching Mangaluru by boarding a vegetable carrying vehicle.