Police on Saturday claimed to have busted a gang of burglars and solved the recent burglaries reported at a French diplomat and an IAS officer’s office in south Delhi.
A woman, who allegedly received the stolen items and managed to sell it for the gang, was also arrested. Police said the gang is involved in at least 54 cases of burglaries.
DCP South Ishwar Singh said that in the backdrop of many incidents of night burglary in South Campus area, police teams were formed and posted in plain clothes to keep an eye on suspected burglars.
“Files of the budding criminals, who were previously involved in burglaries in the area were scrutinised which revealed that some of the budding criminals, residing in the area of Munirka are involved in these burglaries,” said Singh.
On Wednesday, the police received information about the gang members meeting at Shanti Niketan. The police team laid a trap and arrested three men Roshan Messy,18, Sharon Kant,19 and Monu, 27 while they were riding on scooter a without number a plate. The three were arrested after a short chase.
During interrogation, police found that the scooter was stolen from South Campus. They confessed that they used the scooter to roam around the areas, they had planned to burgle. Police recovered stolen gold jewellery and two stolen scooters. Their associates Vicky Rawat and Anju Chauhan were arrested after their interrogation.
During questioning, the five claimed to have been involved in incident of theft, burglary, and motor vehicle thefts in South Campus, RK Puram, Sarojini Nagar, Saket, Safdarjung Enclave and Hauz Khas.
DCP Singh said that on May 4, they entered a French diplomat’s house but after hearing some noise, they left and instead targeted the first-floor house of a retired IAS officer. The following night, they burgled the adjacent house.
GANG LEADER WANTED TO BE A POP SINGER
Police said Roshan Massy, a school dropout was the gang leader. Massy is involved in 16 cases of burglary, theft, vehicle theft and crimes under the Arms Act. He was living in a rented house in Munirka Village along with his father, a driver by profession. Addicted to drugs, Massy burgled to buy drugs and had dreams of a career as a pop singer.