A man said to be involved in 38 break-ins was arrested by the city police. Worth Rs 40 was stolen property was recovered from his possession. a native of Meliaputti Mandal in Srikakulam district who had taken up residence in Bobbili of Vizianagaram district police identified the accused as Dunna Krishna (47). He has committed the burglaries over the past 11 months not only in Vizag city many parts from other cities such as Srikakulam, Rajamahendravaram, Vizianagaram.
Police Commissioner Mahesh Chandra Laddha said 25 burglaries were committed under MVP Police Station (PS) limits alone, while six were committed under Dwaraka PS limits, two under IV Town limits, and one each under III Town PS and Airport PS limits. Apart from Vizag city, cases were registered in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Rajamahendravaram.
Krishna was sent to the Rajahmundry Central Jail and was let out in 2017 after completion of his sentence. He reportedly embarked on his journey of crime from 1993 and was allegedly involved in over 200 offences before being arrested and convicted in over 100 cases.
Thirty-three policemen including CIs, SIs, and constables from Crime and Central Crime Station departments worked for over three months to arrest Krishna. a Technical, Field-Level and a Catching team – three teams were led by Police Commissioner Laddha to arrest the accused.
“Krishna was hard to catch as he is highly intelligent. He does not own a mobile phone and maintains a low profile. He has few friends and kept changing his location on a regular basis to keep the police on their toes,” said a senior officer.
He does not own a mobile phone and maintains a low profile, he was hard to catch as he is highly intelligent. he kept changing his places regularly to keep the police on their toes,” noted a senior officer.