The police sources said that two snatching-cum-murder cases in Trans-Yamuna area could be the work of another set of criminals and who may still be roaming the city.
The police officials said that they were trying to track the east Delhi gang for the last fortnight. On July 8, two men wearing helmets tried to snatch a bag containing Rs 35,000 from a cashier of a mobile store and shot him nine times on Vikas Marg.
A week earlier, two men on a motorcycle snatched a gold chain from a woman in northeast Delhi and shot dead a man and injured another when they tried to stop them. The assailants in both the cases are still absconding and investigations have revealed that a single gang of armed snatchers could have committed these crimes but its members are still unidentified.
“The modus operandi looks similar. In both the cases, the assailants wore helmets and were armed. The firearm was also automated,” said an officer.
The police are also checking if Wednesday’s robbery at the two shops in east Delhi, where assailants came on two motorcycles and took away about Rs 60,000 at gunpoint, are linked to any of these two gangs, said an officer.