Visakhapatnam: The city crime police arrested three persons including a couple for stealing diamond jewelry worth Rs 1.5 lakh from a parked car.

The accused have been identified as R Revathi, 29, an MBA graduate, and her husband R Visweswara Rao, 30, a B.Tech graduate, and her brother B Vinod Kumar, a BBM graduate.

Native of Srikakulam district, they were currently putting up in Vizag city. Visweswara Rao owns a Dosa shop at MVP Colony in Vizag city.

DCP (Crimes) V Suresh Babu said that a widow P Ramalakshmi, a native of TPT Colony, Seethammadhara lodged a complaint with Three Town police station citing that her elder daughter's engagement was slated on February 14.

On February 14, Ramalakshmi along with her daughters went to a hotel for the engagement of her daughter. While parking the vehicle, they forgot to close the side window and left the jewelry bag in the car.

Rao and his family noticed the jewelry in the parked car and stole the ornaments.

Police examined the CCTV footage and noticed that three persons have stolen the jewelry from the car before racing away. Police traced the trio and recovered the stolen jewelry from them.

Gold smuggling bid foiled at Vijayawada airport; three arrested, 1.6 kg precious metal seized

In a separate case, Vijayawada City Task Force (CTF) arrested three persons and seized 1.6 kgs of gold biscuits at Vijayawada airport on Wednesday.

Police said that the main accused Mohammad Naveed Basha, a native of Kadapa Town of Rayalaseema region had arrived from Dubai. His friends Shaik Ibrahim and Mohammad Gouse reached the airport to receive him.

CTF sleuths remained on standby following their movements and once Basha came out of the airport, they chased his car and intercepted it at the main gate.

CTF personnel found gold biscuits weighing 1,635.42 grams worth Rs 82 lakh. The gold was unaccounted for and smuggled into the country without paying customs duty.

Police also seized Rs 10,300 cash from them. The trio was booked under section 102 of CrPC and they were handed over to the customs department for further action.

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