Bengaluru: The Hennur police arrested two interstate robbers from the infamous Irani gang who targeted lone walkers, especially women, and robbed them.
With their arrest, the police have solved 22 cases in the city and recovered 1.83 kg of gold worth Rs 31.92 lakh. The accused have been identified as Farhman Ali, 25, from Solapur in Maharashtra, and Bhakar Ali, 30 from Kalaburgi. The gang came to the city once every 15 days, followed lone women in deserted areas, threatened them and escaped with their gold jewellery.
They also observed houses that were locked from outside, came back in the night, broke open the locks and escaped with valuables in those houses.
It was difficult for the police to track them as they came to the city once a fortnight.
Farhman travelled from Solapur to Kalaburgi first and later came to the city in a bus along with Bhakar.
First, they stole a two wheeler and used it to snatch chains and do the recce of residential areas. Once their job was done, they would abandon the vehicle and return to their cities in a bus the same night.
They sold their loot in their hometowns. With the arrests, the police solved five cases in Hennur, four in Indiranagar, three in Ramamurthynagar, two in Bagalagunte and one each in Kothnur, Banaswadi and DJ Halli police limits.
A senior official said that the gang, however, did not harm anyone and stole only jewellery to lead a lavish life.
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