A thief who struck twice previously 10 months, and made off with money and jewelry value practically ₹1.7 crore on each events mixed, was arrested Friday alongside along with his confederate.
After each incidents, he was caught the very subsequent day by the identical police crew and each stolen penny and jewelry recovered. The suspects have been recognized as 20-year-old Sandeep (single title) and his confederate Santosh.Police stated they have been a part of a Thak-Thak or consideration diversion gang.
Police stated such thieves usually use the tactic of diverting the eye of a automotive’s occupants by both puncturing the tyres, throwing a greasy liquid on the bonnet or by merely scattering some forex notes on the highway.
The more moderen of those thefts came about on Wednesday night whereas a Gurugram-based builder and his spouse have been driving again from Central Delhi’s Karol Bagh after accumulating jewelry value ₹1 crore , stated Atul Kumar Thakur, deputy commissioner of police (south).
The jewelry was for his or her daughter’s marriage ceremony, scheduled for November this yr.
“As they drove by means of the DBG Street market, Sandeep and Santosh drove near the automotive on their two-wheeler, and spilled on the automotive bonnet some greasy substance that begins smoking when it reacts with the air. They then drew the eye of the businessman to the smoke, within the hopes of drawing him out of the automotive,” the DCP stated.
The businessman did get out to test, however he locked the automobile from outdoors at the same time as his spouse sat inside with the suitcase containing the jewelry.
“The 2 thieves, nevertheless, managed to grab the case when the businessman opened the door to get again within the automotive,” stated the DCP.
Primarily based on the businessman’s criticism, an FIR of snatching was registered on the DBG Street police station.
On Thursday, a video clip of the snatching suspects occurred to succeed in the particular workers of the south Delhi district police crew.
“One investigator seen the lengthy hair of one of many suspects. Suspecting that this may very well be Sandeep, who was earlier nabbed by the identical crew in one other case, we visited his residence in Madangir to test on him. On discovering him lacking, we made additional inquiries and acquired to find out about his pal Santosh. We visited Santosh’s residence in Inderpuri and located him gone as properly,” the DCP stated.
As soon as they have been sure that that they had the fitting suspects, the police deployed informers to study of their whereabouts and acquired to know that the duo was in Madangir space.
“We caught them on Friday and recovered the whole stolen jewelry earlier than they might promote it,” the senior officer stated.
Police stated Sandeep was earlier arrested for stealing ₹70 lakh money from a Faridabad-based builder in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas on October 17 final yr. In that case, that they had allegedly efficiently diverted the builder’s consideration to steal the money from his automotive.
“In that incident too, it was the CCTV footage that helped us nab him. The identical police crew had additionally recovered the stolen money the very subsequent day after the crime,” the DCP stated. Saneep was launched on bail in December in that case. .