The accused were identified as Jenuson (25) and Pradip (26) of Padappai. Police said they were secured during a vehicle check on Tuesday night and investigation revealed that the duo was behind a series of robbery incidents in Avadi and Tirunindravur apart from several house break-ins. A two-wheeler and 15 sovereigns were seized from them.
During the inquiry, the police came to know that Jenuson was a Sri Lankan national. On information, Q branch police also reached Pattabiram police station and conducted inquiries with Jenuson. However, since all his documents were valid, he was handed over to Pattabiram police and both were remanded in judicial custody.
Two relieved of mobile phones in Pulianthope
Meanwhile, Pulianthope police have launched a hunt for a duo who snatched phones from two pedestrians in the gap of an hour on Wednesday. Rajendran of KM Garden, who was on his way to a tea shop, was relieved of his mobile phone by a bike-borne duo on Wednesday morning.
Similarly, Govindarajan (33) of Thattankulam, a conservancy worker, was walking to his home around the same time when two men on a bike snatched his phone and fled. Pulinathope police have launched a search.