Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-06-06 14:28 Puttur: An inter-state burglar who has looted seven houses alone in Puttur has been nabbed by Puttur town police on Sunday. The police recovered gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 7 lakh from his possession. Superintendent of Police Bhushan Gulabrao Borase told mediapersons that the accused identified as Thangaraju P alias Raja is 64-year-old and hails from Kerala. When increased number of burglary was being reported from the town, the town police rounded-up criminals in town as part of their investigation. But in vain. “This made us believe that the burglar could be from outside,” SP said. During the interrogation, it has been revealed that Thangaraju had burgled as many as 46 houses between January and May 2016. “He would strike down on Saturdays as some people go out during weekends. Thangaraju took advantage of the locked houses,” he added. On May 20, the Puttur town police came across a person holding a plastic bag, who started to flee after seeing them – during their night beat – in Shivanagar. After a good chase, they managed to nab him. According to SP Bhushan, Thangaraju has confessed of 28 cases in Udupi, one in Kushalnagar and 10 cases have been registered against him in Kerala. Also, another case in Chennai in 1988. He wondered that despite his crime record, he has managed to come out on bail. “We will find out who gave him bail,” he added. Further, the SP advised the public to take precautions before going out of town. “Do not lock the main gate of the house and do not keep the lights on inside the house. Inform the paper and milk distributors, and install burglar alarms at the front and back doors of your house. Also, inform the police station in your limits before you go out of town so that the police can keep an eye on your house during their beats,” he said.