Hubballi town police have solved a shop burglary cases by arresting four accused. On Wednesday night, a few unidentified miscreants broke into several shops, including a sweet shop located at Diamond Plaza opposite the BSNL office on Station Road, and stole cash worth Rs 35,000.
In Kaladagi Oni, they broke into two electric shops, and in Myadar Oni, they gained entry into a clothes store and stole the clothes. In Maratha Galli, they entered a few shops by breaking open the shutters, and they attempted to break into a few more shops.
The police said that the accused are residents of Hosapete and Tumakuru. They are habitual offenders. Their modus operandi was that they visit cities and towns, and after burglary, they leave the place and go to another city. The police stated that the accused were always on the run, that they did not stay a few hours after committing the crime, and that the accused were previously involved in break-in cases reported to the town police station, which the police solved by arresting them.
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