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Chaddi gang tries to rob an apartment, an act filmed

Hyderabad: A five-member gang suspected of being part of the infamous Chaddi Gang was caught on camera as they attempted to rob an apartment in Guntupalli, Andhra Pradesh.

Video of the gang in action was captured by CCTV cameras installed in the apartment building in AP’s Krishna neighborhood when the five burglars attempted to rob an apartment at 2 a.m. on Thursday.

The burglars can be seen tiptoeing down the stairs at 2:16 a.m., covering their faces in masks, clad in their underwear. One of the men in the gang can be seen armed with a large rod.

The theft attempt was allegedly foiled by the apartment resident, who turned on the apartment’s lights after detecting an attempted break-in.

Cameras also tiptoed the gang to exit the building at 2:30 a.m. after their unsuccessful attempt.

Chaddi gang

The infamous chaddi gang, also known as the chaddi-baniyan gang or the kachcha-baniyan gang, have been robbing houses in the same way since 1987 when their activities were first reported.

The gang targets a house or town in a city, posing as beggars and working poor to inspect the homes of the targets. They usually carry weapons like knives, sticks, etc. to intimidate and assassinate targets if they resist. The gang only leaves town after they rob a few targeted houses in the surrounding area.

The gang’s most recent activity was visible in Tirupati in Andhra in October, after a hiatus of almost three years. Members of the Chaddi gang were found in hiding in temple town in October, during the investigation into another theft in the state. State police have stepped up surveillance with gang movements and increased burglaries in the city.

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