LAHORE: Investigation police on Friday claimed to have smashed a gang of burglars by arresting its five members involved in several theft cases.

A police spokesman said that the accused have confessed ton a number of theft incidents which they had committed in residences, factories, and markets. The police have recovered stolen valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees from their possession.

During preliminary investigations, the bandits told the police that they used to break into houses and factories and run away with bikes, mobiles phone and other valuables. A police team headed by In-charge investigations Model Town Mahdi Kazmi arrested the thieves. Lahore DIG (Investigations) Zulfiqar Hameed has announced cash prizes and commendatory certificates of the police team. Further investigation is underway.–Staff Reporter