The local police on Sunday claimed to have solved a number of cases of burglary and looting of vehicles with the arrest of four youths.
The accused have been identified as Joginder Singh, 23, a resident of Bhiwani; Rajinder, 19, a resident of Hisar; Deepak Kumar, 23, a resident of Bhiwani and Shubham, 19, a resident of Hisar.
“After the preliminary interrogation, a Maruti Swift car worth Rs 6 lakh and a luxury motorcycle worth `2.3 lakh have been recovered from them, besides, a country-made pistol,” said Panchkula deputy commissioner of police Anil Dhawan.
According to the police, on February 12, the gang had snatched a motorcycle from Kalka. On December 27, 2015, they broke into a electronics showroom in Barwala and took away a number of LCDs. On December 30, 2015, the gang had burgled a garment store in Naraingarh (Ambala).
On January 14, 2015, Deepak, Joginder, along with one Sunil Kumar, looted a Maruti Swift car at gunpoint from Gurgaon. They had also looted a Volkswagen Polo car on November 22, 2015, at gunpoint from Sirsa.
As per the police record, Joginder has been facing seven cases registered between 2012 to 2015, which included those of robbery, Arms Act, trespass, rioting in Bhiwani and Ambala. Deepak has a case registered in 2014 that of voluntarily causing hurt and Arms Act pending against him in Bhiwani.
How they were caught
Crime Investigation Agency’s inspector Narendar Kadiyan said they were on patrolling on Saturday night when a person complained to them that a group of youths tried to rob him of his car at the Sectors 23/24 crossing. The police formed two teams to nab the accused. Interestingly, the accused tried to dispossess one of the two police teams of a private vehicle they were travelling in, leading to their arrest.