Hyderabad: The Panjagutta police arrested a notorious woman offender for stealing gold ornaments from bus travellers and recovered Rs 7 lakh worth gold from her on Tuesday.
The arrested was identified as Maddiboyina Sunitha alias Durga, 40, a housewife from Chandrayangutta and a native of Guntur.
“The lady is a habitual offender. She commits thefts on ladies purses by cutting off handbags and travel bags in crowded buses. She strikes while women board the bus,” said A. Venkateshwar Rao, DCP, west zone.
The police has warned the public to be alert when they carry huge cash or gold jewellery in handbags while travelling.
Passengers should keep their valuables safely with them, the police said. The police has also requested the RTC management to install CCTVs in RTC buses.