1. Puttur town PS Cr. No. 08/06 u/s 379 IPC, wherein a lady Smt Jyothilaxmi boarded for Bangalore from Puttur on 21-04-2005, lost her suitcase containing gold jewellery worth about 2 lakhs and cash to the tune of Rs 25000/-.
2. Sullia PS Cr. No. 65/05 u/s 379 IPC; wherein the accused stole a bag belonging to one Shri B A Khader of Mangalore, while he was on his way towards Madikeri in a KSRTC Bus. The offence was commited when the victim left his seat at Sullia bus stand to answer natures call. The bag contained gold jewellery worth Rs 48000/-
3. Sullia PS Cr. No. 135/05 u/s 379 IPC; wherein the accused stole the bag belonging to one Smt. Shushma of Mangalore, who was on her way to Kushalanagara. The offence was committed at Sullia Bus stand when the victim left her seat along with her children for the sake of drinking water. The bag contained gold jewellery worth Rs 35000/-
The accused usually sold off his booty at a jewellery shop in Mangalore from where the investigating team recovered most of the jewels yesterday on 29-01-2006. About 407 grams of gold jewellery valuing about 3 lakhs 63 thousand have been recovered. With some part of the property yet to be recovered the local police have produced the offender before the magistrate and asked for police custody to complete the investigation process. Further enquiry into any other offences committed by him and presence of any accomplice is to be looked into. Cases are under investigation.