Keonjhar: Police have busted a gang of juvenile robbers involved in cases of snatching and theft in the district.
With the arrest of two juvenile criminals from the Anandpur police limits, the cops have fallen upon a well-knit gang of these lawbreakers. Though juveniles accomplished the crimes, it used to be masterminded by a gang of expert offenders.
On Monday, the duo fell into the cop net while they successfully broke open the dickey of a scooty at a marketplace in Anandpur town and tried to escape with a gold chain and Rs 5,000 cash. But, local people caught hold of them and handed them over to the police.
The stolen articles, apart from two mobile phones, have been recovered from their possession,” said police officer.
At least two more teenagers are believed to be on the job in committing robberies, thefts and snatching in the Keonjhar, Barbil and Joda township areas.
A police official said, the arrested teenagers later spilled the beans and discovered that they had resorted to committing snatching and robberies at the order of a gang of offenders. They used to hand over the stolen articles and cash to the mastermind of the gang and electronic following of their mobile phones, it has come to light that the racket has spread its network across the district.