North Indian gang uses underage boys to steal cellphones in Coimbatore | News from Coimbatore

COIMBATORE: City police arrested a quadruple on Monday gang involved in burglary and theft cases in Coimbatore. The gang used three underage boys steal mobile phones.
The police rescued the underage boys and sent them to Don Bosco Anbu illam in Ukkadam.
Those arrested were identified as R Bahadur Mahato, 36, L Santhosh Mahato, 33, L Bablu Mahato, 23 (all three from Maharajpur in Jharkhand) and M Manish Maholi, 22, from Bhagalpur in Bihar . They were convicted under Sections 392 (robbery) of the Indian Penal Code. They were remanded in custody.
Police said K Ramesh, 37, from Uppara Street in Coimbatore went to ‘Uzhavar Sandhai’ on Cowley Brown Road to buy vegetables on Monday morning. The four-member gang and the underage boys surrounded Ramesh on the pretext of buying vegetables from farmers in the Uzhavar Sandhai and robbed him of 1,000 rupees. He gave the alert. The public grabbed the gang members and the three underage boys and handed them over to RS Puram Investigation Wing Police Inspector Parimala.
“During investigations, we learned that Manish Maholi flew to Chennai from Patna in one flight. Later, he reached Coimbatore from Chennai in another flight on Friday. The rest of them reached the city of Coimbatore by train. They took rooms in a lodge in Gandhipuram and targeted public gathering places, mainly vegetable and fish markets. The gang members had already been to Pollachi, Tirupur and a few other areas to steal cellphones and money. They would stay for more than 10 days and return to their hometowns where they would sell the stolen items,” Police Sub-Inspector Nagarajan said.
“One or two members of the gang traveled by plane on a rotating basis. The underage boys only traveled by train,” he said.

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