Bengaluru: Notorious burglar ‘Escape Karthik’ arrested by police for 17th Time

04:08 PM Jan 02, 2022 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: Police officials have arrested a notorious burglar called Karthik Kumar alias Escape Karthik.


Karthik is said to have committed at least 80 burglaries reported from many parts of Bengaluru, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and is notorious for escaping from the police. Gold ornaments worth Rs 11.43 lakh have been seized from him.

Karthik at the age of 16 in 2005 stole ornaments from a house. Out on bail, he again committed several burglaries.

In 2008, he managed to escape from Parappana Agrahara Central Prisons in a food van and was caught again after 45 days.

In 2010, he had escaped from police custody when he was taken for a spot mahazar (recreation of the crime scene).


Police officials claim that Kumar’s reflexes are good and he is good at running, jumping, and climbing which helped him commit the crimes and escape from the police.



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