The blues of lockdown have hit people from different professions hard as their businesses and daily jobs went for a toss under the economic recession that is going on since March 2020. Many people had to do odd jobs to ensure food is on their table. While few people had savings that lasted them for a while, many people had a tough time beating the financial woes.
Rachakonda Policemen recently arrested two businesspeople at LB Nagar X Roads. These men were economically hit by the lockdowns and businesses being shut. The prime accused was into glass lifting contracts but couldn't manage with the meagre earnings from it. These men turned burglars only targeted the houses of business people. When the burglars were caught, the police recovered valuables worth 15 Lakh along with close to 180 grams of gold. These burglars were involved in multiple robberies apart from burglaries and attempted to break into an ATM Kiosk.
Prime accused, and his partner is from Rajasthan and is identified as Kishore Chowdary and Arjun Singh. These men targeted their own colleagues who were out of the station with proper intelligence. Just like mainstream robbers, the men used hacksaw blades and cutters to break locks and cut grills. They stole a bike at Vanasthalipuram and changed the registration after every burglary to be safe. They both lived in rented accommodation and shared the stolen things and money. When the police investigated these burglars, they also confessed to committing property-related offences and involved in extortions. The Chaitanyapuri police utilised all the technology and, with the help of CCTV footages, arrested these two men near LB Nagar.