India, Oct. 5 -- A 59-year-old Odisha man who quit studies in the late 80s to start burglary with crowbars across the country and later stayed in luxury hotels over the last 3 decades has been re-arrested by Odisha police.

Hemant Das, who since 1990 has allegedly committed more than 500 burglaries and petty thefts, was arrested by the special squad on Sunday while plotting a crime, said Bhubaneswar deputy commissioner of police Umashankar Dash.

"Known as the crowbar man for committing burglary using crowbars from closed houses and commercial establishments, he committed crimes all over the country. He flew to different cities using his loot money and stayed in hotels with room rents ranging between Rs.7000 and 10000 a day. In his entire...