New Delhi: Five persons and a jeweller have been arrested in connection with several robbery cases in Central Delhi and a huge amount of stolen goods, including melted silver, were recovered from them, police said today.
The five — Mossim, Yusuf, Shahid, Sajid and Anwar — were arrested on October 13 from near Anand Vihar Railway Station on the basis of a tip that a gang of robbers would be coming there to travel to their native place.
During their interrogation, the accused persons disclosed that they have committed many incidents of burglary and also prior involvement in other such cases lodged in different police stations of Delhi, police said.
At their instance, jeweller Rajesh Kumar Soni was also arrested and over three kilograms of melted silver was recovered from him, police said.
As per the police, Soni, who ran a jewellery shop in Ghaziabad, UP, had purchased stolen jewellery from the five at cheap rates to sell them for a profit.
Apart from the silver, over Rs 15,000 stolen cash, three laptops, three LED TVs, 21 mobiles, a digital camera, some silver jewellery and coins, wrist watches and wi-fi devices were also recovered from the accused.
According to the police, all five Bihar-natives were residing on rent at Gazipur village in Delhi and were married.
While trying to get jobs, they had come in contact with some bad elements and had started consuming liquor, and to run their homes and bear the expenses of liquor they started committing burglary, police said.
Regarding the jeweller, police has said that he was bankrupt and in need of money when the five had approached him with stolen ornaments.