CCTV visuals of suspects | Photo: Mathrubhumi News Screengrab
Thiruvananthapuram: The search is on for two robbers who pulled a gun at police and locals in the town during a robbery attempt. Though the police have identified one among them, they haven’t tracked down the accused yet. The police will soon release a lookout notice to find the accused.
Police sources say that one of the accused is Uttar Pradesh native Mohammed Monish. The police suspect that there are more people involved in this. The CCTV footage has also recorded a woman’s face along with Monish. A lookout notice may be issued for her as well.
Police investigation reveals that the six-member gang, including Monish, was staying at a hideout in Thiruvananthapuram for almost a month. The gang from Uttar Pradesh arrived at Thiruvananthapuram on July 24. Monish and the woman were living in a rented house in Vanchiyoor. The gang, parading as cloth sellers, would roam around the city going to houses one after another and later rob unoccupied houses. The police suspect that they are behind the thefts that took place in the city recently.
The police had conducted a raid at Monish’s rented house yesterday. The gang is on the run.