A gang in Bengaluru which robbed 2.5 crore worth gold got arrested

While returning to their shop on a scooter, Farhan and Hussain followed them and robbed them at around 9.20 pm.

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Seven members of a gang have been arrested for robbing over 5,500 grams of gold biscuits worth over Rs 2.5 crore from a bullion trader in Cubbonpet. A special team, that was specially made to trace this gang have traced and arrested the accused, managed to confiscate the gold biscuits from them.

The gang members were identified as Mohammad Farhan (23) of Sarvajnanagar, Mohammed Hussain (35) of Nagawara Main Road, Mohammed Arif (34) and Anjum (39), both residents of Venkateshapura, Shahid Ahmed (24) of Kushalanagar, Umesh (54) of RT Nagar, and Suhail Baig (24) of Govindapura.

The victim, who is 32-year-old and named Siddeshwar Haribha Shinde, runs Samskar Enterprises in Bettappa Lane in Nagarthpet, a bullion trade company. On November 19, around 8.30 pm, Shinde, along with his employee Srikanth Jadhav had visited Attica Gold office on Queen’s Road and purchased gold weighing 5,593.7 grams.

While returning to their shop on a scooter, Farhan and Hussain followed them and robbed them at around 9.20 pm. One of the accused took out a machete and tried to hurt and assault Shinde, who got disbalanced on the bike and fell down, but managed to run away. The gang made its way to the scooter and the gold.

Umesh was the one who shared information about Shinde’s purchase to the other gang members, who planned the robbery accordingly.

Farhan and Hussain were also involved in murder, kidnap for ransom, robbery and preparation for dacoit cases filed by the KG Nagar police in Bengaluru and Tiptur police in Tumakuru district.

This isn’t the first time the gang attempted to rob. They had planned a similar robbery in 2020 near Vidhana Soudha, but were unsuccessful.

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