Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police on Tuesday arrested two operatives of the notorious ‘Eragola Gang’ involved in a number of mobile snatchings and loots from bike dickeys in and around Bhubaneswar.
The arrested accused have been identified as Aditya alias M Chakrabarty (20), of Tumba Thengapalli, and Nikhil alias A Nabin (21) of Thengapalli, within Aska police station limits in Ganjam district. A total of eight snatched mobile phones, one TVS Apache motorcycle and Rs 1.5 lakh cash were seized from them, informed DCP Prateek Singh in a press meet here today.
According to the police official, the two accused persons, who are members of the notorious ‘Eragola Gang’, were apprehended during the investigation into a series of loots from bike dicky and mobile snatchings by a two-membered gang of motorcyclists in Bhubaneswar.
Both the arrested accused persons belong to “ERAGOLA GANG “hailing from Thengapali village of Ganjam district. They are involved in many cases of cash theft, snatching and mobile snatching and theft cases. The motorcycle used by them is also a stolen one from Tangi. After the commission of the crime, they shared the cash found from different dickeys & sold out snatched mobile phones to different customers, the police said.
Modus Operandi and area of operation:-
These gang members belong to notorious “ERAGOLA GANG“ who stay in Ganjam and Jajpur districts. They operate in group and use stolen motor cycles for commission of crime.
They generally target the customers going to deposit cash or withdraw cash from banks and keep watch in front of the banks.
When customers comes out of bank with cash bag the gang members follow them and taking advantage snatched away the bags or broke open the dickeys or diverts the attention of the target by throwing currency notes or coins and snatch away the cash bag.
They also roam around and snatched away costly phones from commuters on road.