Updated: May 29, 2015 9:21:05 pm
Mizoram Police have arrested a 33-year-old man accused of robbing five houses and at least one government premise over six months and stealing various items including cash, a policeman’s service pistol, a television set, a laptop and two cooking gas cylinders.
Lalhmingliana of Aizawl’s Bungkawn locality was arrested by police in eastern Champhai town (almost 200 kms away) after a manhunt was launched after one of his more recent heists.
He is accused of having broken into a house and stealing a policeman’s service pistol a week before last Christmas, and was also involved in a house break-in less than two months later where he stole a laptop.
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In end-April, Lalhmingthanga again broke into the offices of the veterinary department and stole two gas cylinders. Six days later, he sneaked into a nother residence and stole an LED TV worth Rs 15,000.
Another six days later, he again stole Rs 84,000 in cash from a home and two days hence Rs 7000 more from another home elsewhere in the city.
He made his way towards Champhai town where he was picked up by police there, a police spokesperson said in Aizawl on Friday.
All the items Lalhmingliana is accused of having stolen have been recovered from the people he sold them to, who have in turn been arrested for buying stolen property.
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