Four persons, including two juveniles, were apprehended on charges of trespassing into the house of a court clerk in Tondiarpet and stealing cash, mobile phone, and a motorcycle from there.
Following a complaint with Kasimedu police station, Royapuram assistant commissioner Stephen formed a special team to track down those involved.
“Investigations led to a stolen motorcycle that was kept hidden at Tsunami Housing Colony at New Washermenpet. Further inquiries revealed that the series of robbery was being committed by four persons, including two 12-year-olds”, said sources. The boys were subsequently traced and held, it is learnt.
Juveniles were kept at Special Home for Boys while two others were remanded and lodged in Central Prison.
Police said they broke the lock of terrace to the house of J. Joseph, a staff at George Town Court complex in Tondiarpet, while the family was asleep on Thursday and stole Rs. 16,000 cash from his wife’s purse and cellphone. They stole the motorcycle which was parked near the house.