Hyderabad: Thief arrested for seventh time in 17 years

Hyderabad: A 30-year-old man was arrested by the CCS Madhapur team for allegedly robbing a total of 43 houses, in the span of 17 years, on Thursday.

The arrested person was identified as Kotipally Chandri aka Shekhar, a resident of Nizampet, Kukatpally. According to the police, the accused was arrested for the seventh time from 2005 to 2022 in the limits of Hyderabad, Rachakonda, and Cyberabad.

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The officials seized 57 tolas of gold ornaments and cash of Rupees 2.70 lakh from the accused. The accused has committed offenses in several areas of the state Medipally -14, Jawahar Nagar-7, Miyapur-04, Market – 3, Ghatkesar- 3, and Medak Town- 03, Chilakalaguda- 02 Bowinpally-02, Mahankali-01, Kushaiguda-1, Keesara- 01.

On Wednesday, the Banjara Hills police arrested a gang for the theft of copper wire from the under-construction building of the Police Command and Control Center. The accused had stolen up to 38 copper wire bundles worth Rs 38 lakhs to resell it at higher value.