The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police have arrested three men for their alleged involvement in nine cases of burglaries in shops, including garment stores.
According to the police, the trio aspired to open their own garment boutique and committed the crimes in order to stock up on goods for their shop. They had even rented a shop and were getting it renovated to be opened shortly.
The police have also recovered 9.5kg of silver, 1.2kg of gold, three LCD televisions, three laptops and 10 gas cylinders besides a large number of sarees they stole from a garment shop, from their possession The receiver of the stolen goods has also been apprehended. "The gang was involved in burglaries at jewellery shop, clothes stores, dental clinic and a roadside eatery. They committed burglaries in garment shops to collect clothes for the shop they were planning to open," Ashok Chand, deputy commissioner of police (crime), said. The three accused Sumit (22), Sonu (21) and Rajan (25) and receiver of stolen articles Raj Kumar (25) were arrested from Southwest Delhi's Dabri More. One Anna is absconding in the case. "They entered the world of crime by committing thefts of gas cylinders from commercial establishments. Subsequently, they graduated to committing major burglaries," Chand added.
On January 21, the gang allegedly broke open the shutters of 'K&J Jewellers' in Vijay Enclave and decamped with 16 kg of silver and 2 kg of gold besides Rs 15 lakh. "They found a safe and tried to break it open. As they could not succeed, they put the safe, along with an LCD TV, in a rickshaw and took it to their hideout. With the help of a gas cutter, they broke open the safe," he added.