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Delhi: Men who wore khaki, posed as policemen to rob people held

While three men involved in the robbery have been arrested, their two associates remain on the run. Having recovered some of the robbed jewellery, police said they were hopeful of recovering much of the rest.

delhi Updated: Jul 21, 2017 00:22 IST
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Hindustan Times
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While three men involved in the robbery have been arrested, their two associates remain on the run. Having recovered some of the robbed jewellery, police said they were hopeful of recovering much of the rest.

A gang of robbers who wore khaki uniform and posed as policemen to rob people in Delhi has been busted, police said on Thursday.

Their latest heist was on last Saturday when they targeted jewellers in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar and made away with their car and silvery jewellery worth over Rs 17 lakh.

While three men involved in the robbery have been arrested, their two associates remain on the run. Having recovered some of the robbed jewellery, police said they were hopeful of recovering much of the rest.

These robbers relied on people’s fear of policemen to execute their robberies. Each member of this gang would be dressed in police uniforms and would travel in two different cars, an Ertiga and an Elantra.

Once they would choose a vehicle as their target, they would chase and intercept it. Then posing as policemen, they would begin checking the vehicle’s documents.

As soon as they would sense that the vehicle’s occupants were relaxed, they would seize the opportunity to enter the vehicle and abduct them at gunpoint, said Ram Gopal Naik, DCP (crime).

The kidnapped persons would then be separated and loaded into the three different vehicles before being robbed. They would then be thrown outside at an isolated stretch of road.

In their latest robbery on Saturday, they had intercepted a Honda City car in which three jewellers were travelling near Star City Mall in Mayur Vihar. After robbing their car and the silver jewellery items they were carrying, they threw the jewellers on the roadside.

Police said they had deployed their sources to help identify the robbers. On Wednesday, one of them tipped off the investigators about some of these robbers visited Siraspur in north Delhi to sell off some of the robbed jewellery.

Police laid a trap and arrested three suspects, Bharat Bhushan, Pankaj and Ravi Datta. At their instance, the police were able to recover seven kilos of the robbed silver.

First Published: Jul 21, 2017 00:22 IST