Gang of thieves from TN busted
Delhi Police has busted a gang of thieves who threw cash on cars as a ploy to stop them and fled with their mobile phones, cash and other valuables once the drivers got out of the car. According to the police, all the four accused persons are natives of Tamil Nadu and adopted the unique modus operandi to commit thefts.
“The accused used to throw coins and notes in the denomination of Rs 10 and Rs 20 in front of a car. Distracted by the cash, the driver used to come out of the vehicle to enquire about the source of money. During this time, the accused used to make away with cash and phones kept in the car, said a senior police officer. Chinmoy Biswal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) said that the accused have been identified as A Santosh (32), Yuvraj (31), P Logo (34) and Mohan (41). Police said that they received information about the movement of a gang which was involved in mobile theft cases and they would come at the Bhagat Singh College, Sheikh Sarai to commit theft.
“Based on this information, a team was constituted and a trap was laid at and around Bhagat Singh College following which four accused were arrested and 13 stolen mobile phones, 2 watches, 2 sunglasses, 23 small coins used as souvenirs, 1 silver bracelet and some artificial jewelry articles were recovered from the possession of accused persons,” said Biswal.
The accused disclosed that they used to target people who drive cars.
“They used to throw some currency notes in the denomination of 10 or 20 near the window of car in order to divert the attention of person sitting on driving seat. As soon as the driver gets distracted, they swiftly steal anything which is kept either on the front or the back seat of the car and disappear before the driver gets a chance to react,” said the officer.
Police said that they further disclosed that by using this modus operandi, they have stolen a large number of mobile phones, bags, etc. which they eventually disposed off in exchange of cash. They also disclosed that the gang is run at the behest of one Sundaram, who also belongs to Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu.
The accused confessed that unable to secure a job and to make easy money, they started committing thefts. Efforts are being made to nab the kingpin Sundaram, police added.
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