Andhra Pradesh: An underage boy, mastermind of burglaries in wine shops | Visakhapatnam News

After arresting the gang, cops were shocked to learn that an underage boy was the mastermind of the series of wine shop robberies. (Photo for illustrative purposes only)

SRIKAKULAM: A minor who played a key role in burglaries targeting in particular wine shops in Srikakulam district has been arrested by cops along with three other gang members.
After arresting the gang, cops were shocked to learn that an underage boy was the mastermind of the series of wine shop robberies.
Interestingly, the boy chooses Sunday for the robberies in the wine shops because there would be a lot of money in the tills of the shops because Saturday and Sunday are holidays for the banks. The underage boy carried out reconnaissance in wine shops or houses to trace the plan of looting. After looting the property, the gang used to buy motorcycles and gold ornaments and indulge in their drinking and other habits.
The 17-year-old boy was identified as a resident of Chinna Harichandrapuram village in Kotabommali mandal. He is pursuing a second intermediate year at Narsannapeta College. His parents are migrant workers and he stays with his grandmother.
According to the police investigation, the underage boy and three other people were involved in numerous offences. Not only in the robberies of wine shops, but also in the lifting of batteries from cars and motorcycles and the draining of gasoline from vehicles.
The Amadalavalasa circle inspector P Paydayya tell YOU that the boy and two others looted a wine shop in the village of Kanimetta in Ponduru mandal on July 18 when the store was about half a kilometer from the village and carried Rs. 4.35 lakh in cash in an iron safe. He took away Rs. 7.18 lakh from a wine shop in Polaki February 22 this year. He even implicated burglaries at wine shops in Sarubujjili in 2020, JR Puram in 2021, and others.
The other defendants have been identified as Sarah Krishna aka Kiran, Patnana Ganesh and Suggu Dhavan from the same mandal aged 20-22. The cops recovered Rs. 3.45 lakh and seized three two-wheelers, a gold ring, 10 grams of Gold coina van and five cell phones.

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