City police arrested PC Mallappa sanitary case thives

9:00 PM, Thursday, January 8th, 2015

PC Mallappa thieves Mangaluru : The Mangaluru City police have  arrested two persons in connection with 17 month old sanitary ware theft case and recovered goods worth Rs 14.35 lakh on Tuesday.

The arrested has been identified as Mohammed Asheef, 27, resident of Ira Village of Bantwal taluk and Mohammed, 30 of Panemangalore, Bantwal taluk.

The theft had occurred on July 18, 2013. The complainant Nityananda Hegde, manager of PC Mallappa and Company, Highlands, had stated that when he had opened the showroom on July 19, he had found the showroom ransacked and checking revealed that Jaguar sanitary fittings and Rs 49,181 cash totalling Rs 6.93 lakh was missing.

On Tuesday, Mangaluru South Police Inspector Dinaker Shetty stopped two youth riding a two-wheeler in a suspicious manner, with a gunny sack between them on Rosario Church Road. When asked to stop, the two fled along with the vehicle only to be apprehended. The accused did not give proper explanation for the wares in the sack and later admitted to have robbed the showroom.

Further interrogation led to accused admitting that they had committed others thefts also near Kadri and Naguri. The police seized the stolen goods and a two wheeler without documents from them. Later the police also seized stolen goods worth lakhs of Rupees from a scrap shop at Bikkarnakatte totally valued at Rs 14.35 lakh.

Asheef has cases of theft in Mangalore East and Bantwal Rural police stations.

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