Burglars targeting Indian families busted in US

LOS ANGELES: Five members of a “dangerous” street gang who allegedly targeted Indian families across US states of California and Nevada to steal gold and other valuables from them have been arrested. The gang members in Long Beach, a city in Los Angeles county in southern California, have been burglarising Indian families, often stealing gold, cash and other valuables since February 2013, CBS news reported.

Police say the ring of thieves averaged two burglaries per week and netted approximately $2 million over the past year. Juan Guerrero, 22; Ivan Ramirez, 22; Albaro Miranda, 24; Salvador Ramirez, 24; and Teresa Ramirez, 57 have been arrested, authorities said adding 4 others are still at large. “They are known for murders, take-over robberies, extortions, drive-by shootings,” said Detective Abel Morales of the Long Beach Police Department.

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