Berhampur; Jan 2 (LocalWire) Police on Wednesday arrested a person from Rajasthan, who had looted over one kilo gold ornaments and cash of around Rs 10 lakh from the house of a gold businessman at Patra Sahi under Berhampur Bada Bzara area on Dec 8.
Accused Srawan Kumar (40) of Rana village in Rajasthan’s Pali district, was working as a cook in the house of the gold trader, who also hailed from Rajasthan.
Police recovered the stolen gold ornaments weighing around 541.980 gram and cash of Rs 8.50 lakh from Kumar.
Acting on a tip off from a gold trader at Aska, the accused was arrested while he was trying to dispose of the stolen booties, said Superintendent of Police (Berhampur) Pinak Mishra.
On being quizzed, Kumar disclosed he had handed over the rest ornaments to his relatives in Rajasthan,
“A police team is likely to go to Rajasthan soon to recover the rest of the stolen gold ornaments,” said Mishra.