Bengaluru: The city police have hunted down four suspected interstate car thieves and seized cars worth lakhs.

Kamakshipalya Police, who conducted an operation to nab the miscreants, arrested Saddam Hussein, Marumuttu, Nahur Meera and Harikrishna in Tiruchi, Tamil Nadu and seized three cars worth over Rs 30 lakh.

These thieves always targeted Maruti cars, broke open the windowpane on the driver’s seat and immediately flee away with the car. The police seized Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and Dzire.  

The robbers had stolen a car that was bought just three months ago in Chandana layout in Kamakshipalya. The car owner Chandra Gowda had lodged a complaint with the police when his car was stolen, and the cops had launched a hunt to nab the thieves in Tamil Nadu.

The four accused have previously been involved in car thefts in Hulimavu, Bommanahalli, Suryanagar and Parappana Agrahara jurisdiction and have 11 cases registered against them at various police stations across the city.

The four accused would reportedly target high-end cars and would drive it to another city immediately after stealing it and change the registration plates to escape from the car being identified.