NEW DELHI: Police on Monday arrested six men allegedly involved in burglaries across south Delhi.
The six were reportedly planning to strike at a jewellery showroom when they were caught by the police team patrolling Malviya Nagar. With their arrest, the police claimed to have solved 10 cases of burglaries.
The six — Seikh Firoz, Seikh Tahir, Seikh Kalam, Seikh Kalam, Seikh Amjad and Mohammad Mister — who stole mostly cash and electronic items were nabbed after a brief chase. Police recovered housebreaking equipment, LCD TVs, video cameras, CD players and a Natraj statue.
“In view of the spurt in house burglary incidents, we appointed special teams for night patrolling in the area. During the patrolling, the police team nabbed the men red-handed while they were trying to break into a jewellery showroom,” a senior police officer said.
During interrogation, the men sad their gang was named ‘Katihar’ and the kingpin was Seikh Firoz.
He has been involved in seven cases of burglaries and thefts. Earlier, his main areas of operation were Karol Bagh and North-East District, but recently he started committing night burglaries in South Delhi.
“All members of this gang hail from Katihar in Bihar. They roped in Sheikh Amjad in their group, and his auto was used in burglaries. All members of the gang are expert in breaking any type of lock within seconds. They usually target locked flats in posh areas, residential apartments to steal cash, LCDs and other electronic items,” DCP South, Ishwar Singh said.
“After stealing, Firoz used to sell the gadgets and distributed the share the money among his gang members. Whatever they earned from the crime, they used to spend on g ambling and on other addictions,” he said.
Two more members, Seikh Chilli and Bechna, are at large. Efforts are on to arrest them.