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Police arrest two men behind string of Noida robberies

Facing pressure from locals, the police nabbed the accused while checking vehicles on Wednesday evening

noida Updated: Oct 20, 2017 22:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
The accused are residents of Trilokpuri in Delhi.
The accused are residents of Trilokpuri in Delhi.(HT PHOTO)

After continued protests by residents of Arun Vihar over multiple incidents of robbery in their neighbourhood, the police arrested two men on Wednesday evening who were part of a group allegedly involved in series of robberies in Noida.

Hindustan Times ran a report on October 3 about a group of robbers that had been targeting houses in Arun Vihar in September . The report mentioned how the victims had handed over ample evidence to the police, including CCTV footage, picture, cell-phone and the licence plate of the vehicle belonging to the robbers.

After continued pressure from residents of Arun Vihar, the police finally managed to nab the alleged culprits during vehicle checking on Wednesday evening.

“As per Senior Superintendent of Police Love Kumar’s directions, we had set up a check post near Cambridge School trisection in Sector 27. We managed to nab two people involved in a series of robberies across Delhi-NCR and seized a stolen Red WagonR,” Anil Kumar Shai, station house officer, Sector 20 police station, said.

According to the police, the two arrested men are Aashu alias Aashish and Mazhar Khan, both residents of Trilokpuri in Delhi. They were arrested sections 392, 380 and 454 of the Indian Penal Code.

“They had been involved in thefts and robberies in Delhi-NCR over a long period of time. They were wanted in three registered cases of theft, robbery and house break-ins at Sector 20 police station. The two men admitted to stealing 50-60 vehicles in Noida itself. They claimed that they used to sell the stolen vehicles to ‘Mulla Ji’ in Meerut for ₹5,000 each,” Shai said.

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Police seized ₹9,200 and a Red WagonR, bearing the registration number WB 02AG 5365, from the duo.

“Even the car in which they drove to the point was stolen and the FIR on the theft was filed at our police station,” Shai said.

The CCTV footage provided by residents of Arun Vihar show that the same Wagon R had been used by the accused in two other robberies in sectors 28 and 29 in September.

Police said that two more men belonging to the same group are absconding and they are trying their best to nab them.

“Two robbers named Rashid and Kaalu are absconding, but they will be nabbed soon,” Shai said.

First Published: Oct 20, 2017 22:41 IST

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