The arrested criminals have been identified as Ganesh Murty, Shankar Das, Jaga, Sunhant Guru and Sudam Nayak. They have been involved in more than 25 robbery cases in the city, informed twin city Police Commissioner Soumendra Priyadarsi.
Police also seized gold chains weing around 200 gram , over 6 kg of silver ornaments, Rs 13,600, sharp edged weapons, a Pulsur buke and a scooter from their possession.
The gang used to target people going for morning walk in Bhubanesar and Cuttack and rob them at axe point.
The arrested criminals will be produced before a court later in the day, said Priyadarsi.