How Delhi Police tracked stolen tempo with Amazon’s goods in half-a-day
Police recovered 116 stolen items, which include 21 expensive cell phones, clothes and electronic items. Police also recovered a pistol and 18 cartridgesdelhi Updated: Jun 09, 2017 12:11 IST
A hidden GPS device in a tempo carrying items for shopping website Amazon helped police recover the vehicle within 12 hours of it being reported stolen. Seven men were arrested.
Police recovered 116 stolen items, which include 21 expensive cell phones, clothes and electronic items. Police also recovered a pistol and 18 cartridges. After the men confessed to their role in a similar robbery at Mandir Marg last month, the police recovered 108 cell phones from that heist.
Gopal Attri, the tempo driver informed police that at around 11.30pm on Wednesday, when he was crossing the Raja garden flyover, on his way to deliver the shipments, he was robbed by seven men. The men allegedly stopped his vehicle, threw chilly powder at him and kicked him out of tempo at the flyover.
Attri filed a complaint at the Chanakyapuri police station. “During enquiry, it was revealed that the robbed vehicle was fitted with a GPS. On tracking through GPS, the location of the vehicle was found at Loni, Ghaziabad. We saw that the vehicle was parked at a road side after unloading the shipments. We suspected that the accused men must be in one of the nearby houses,” said a senior police officer.
The police team spoke to locals and identified the house where the seven men were hiding. Unaware that the vehicle had a GPS, the seven men had consumed liquor and were partying inside the house.
Police said the gang’s kingpin Pawan is involved in at least 3 robberies.