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Man steals 1,200 US dollars at Delhi airport, nabbed in Mumbai

The CISF nabbed the accused at Mumbai airport and handed him back to the Delhi police.

mumbai Updated: Oct 04, 2017 01:03 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
Mumbai news,crime,Delhi airport
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A man from Delhi, who stole 1,200 US dollars from a Chinese national and fled to Mumbai in a flight, was arrested by Mumbai police and sent back. Incidentally, this is the third time he was arrested this year in such a case, and was released on bail just last month.

According to the police, the arrested accused, Rajesh Kapoor, 35, dropped out of college after HSC and has two more theft cases against him, where the modus operandi is identical.

Kapoor buys air-tickets for Mumbai to enter the Airport premises. He then tries to steal whatever he can from fellow passengers at the Indira Gandhi Airport in Delhi and flees to Mumbai.

On September 30 at around 9am, he stole 1,200 dollars from the bag of a Chinese national while it was passing through a security bag scanner. The money was kept in the front chain, making it easy for him to steal the amount quickly.

But Kapoor didn’t zip up the chain properly, and when the Chinese national collected his bag, he found the front pocket half open. When he found the cash missing, he immediately informed the police who started scanning the CCTV footage and spotted the thief.

The IGI Airport police recognised Kumar, as he has two identical cases against him this year. The police quickly sent an email with his photo and a CCTV grab to their counterparts in Mumbai.

Based on the description provided by the Delhi cops, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) detained him hours later in Mumbai. He was handed over to Sahar police, who arrested him and handed him over to the Delhi police.

First Published: Oct 04, 2017 01:03 IST