Hyderabad: A man was arrested on Friday for stealing 440 grams of gold ornaments and Rs 30,000 cash from his employer's house after wearing a burqa to conceal his identity, police said.
The incident took place on Tuesday, in which the accused Omprakash Anurag entered the house of his employer, Srikanth, who runs a business of supplying gift articles to corporate offices and committed the crime. The case was detected within 48 hours of the crime and the accused was nabbed on Friday.
Police has recovered all the stolen gold ornaments and Rs 18,000 in cash from him, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Zone) V B Kamalasan Reddy said. As part of the plan, the accused initially stole the key of the main door lock of the complainant's house and remained absent from duty since April 7 under one or the other pretext to execute his plan, the DCP said.
As the accused knew that the entire apartment (where his employer resides) was under CCTV surveillance, he planned to conceal his identity during the crime. So he purchased a burqa, hand gloves and scarf. On Tuesday, he went to the apartment and committed the theft, Reddy said. He also carried chilly powder along with him to sprinkle if anyone tried to catch hold of him. However, the entire movement--his entry and exit--from the apartment was captured in CCTV cameras.
The accused limps while walking due to the presence of steel rod in his right leg and the limp proved a vital evidence to zero in on him, the DCP said.