B Raja, one of the accused driver, used to steal auto rickshaws, changed its parts, and kept plying it on the city roads.
According to NDTV report, the accused was soon accompanied by A Raja and both of them robbed 15 empty homes, 11 of which belonged to their own friends and relatives.
As the sources said, the duo were living-in with three different girls, in different houses. But soon, the girls came to know that they were not the only ones in a 'live-in'.
When they decided to go the police, the duo threatened to kill them.
"He lied and spoiled my life. He threatened to kill me, if I told the police. I am glad he is arrested," one of B Raja's girlfriend said.
Police official said, "They kept the girls in different houses. We arrested them in a robbery case, but are now investigating their other crimes."