Gang of seven robbers busted, 12 phones, 2 bikes recoveredcities Updated: Jun 05, 2017 10:18 IST
Noida: Seven people, accused of stealing motorcycles and cellphones, were arrested in Noida and two motorcycles and 12 phones from recovered from them.
As part of the drive led by senior superintendent of police Love Kumar and superintendent of police AK Singh to nab anti-social elements, Noida Sector 58 police team arrested the seven persons and they allegedly confessed to having looted many people.
According to the police, on Saturday around 7.20pm, they set up a check post at the Tata intersection near model Town in Noida.
“We held four persons — Dheeraj, Lucky, Dev and Aakash — who were on two motorcycles. We found that the two motorcycles were stolen and we also recovered a Lava mobile phone from the four men,” said Dileep Singh Bisht, station house officer, Sector 58 police station.
The police said that the accused are part of a gang that is allegedly active in a number of car-jacking and robbery incidents.
“Upon questioning, they revealed that they have more accomplices who are involved in such activities. They operate in Noida, Ghaziabad and Delhi. They first offer a ride to commuters in their car and later rob them. Their preferred areas were 62, 63, 49, 58 and 71. They confessed to having carried out 25 such robberies,” Bisht said.
On getting the lead, the police arrested three more persons — Navil Saifi, Sahil and Vijay — from the Sector 62 roundabout on Saturday around 11.30pm.
“We have also seized a Hyundai Accent which belonged to Saifi. They used to operate in this car. We also recovered 11 more phones,” Bisht said.
While Dheeraj, Lucky, Navil Saifi, Sahil and Vijay are residents of Chijarsi village, Aakash lives in Noida Phase III and Dev in Ghaziabad.
All accused have been charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for robbery and theft.
“We are trying to get more leads from them about the stolen goods. Until now, we have recovered 12 phones and two bikes. They will be sent to jail after being produced before a magistrate,” Bisht said.
First Published: Jun 04, 2017 22:52 IST