Mangalore, Oct 2: Police have arrested two highway robbers who used to loot lorry drivers on at night. Three of their accomplices escaped and a search for them is on.
The arrested have been identified as Bajal-Jalligudde residents Abdul Salam and Mohammed Sinan while the Hussain, Arshad and Naufal are absconding.
The police team under the guidance of SI Ramesh Hanapura arrested the two persons near Yekkur while they were travelling in a car.
On Monday September 30 night, near Thokottu Kapikad, the group allegedly threatened truck driver Vijay who was transporting LPG to Coimbatore by brandishing weapons and a fake gun and looted him.
The sources said that already three cases were booked against them for looting three lorry drivers in Adyar-Kannur. Several cases of attempt to rob have also been lodged. The accused are painters by day and robbers by night, sources said.
The police have seized a car, Rs 7500 cash, iron rods and other equipment. A case has been registered in Ullal police station. Investigation is on.