Ghaziabad: Ghaziabad police arrested three burglars after a gunfight early Thursday and seized equipment used by them to cut open ATMs, officials said.
Two of the burglars – Kamruiddin and Shahroon – were shot in the leg during the exchange of fire around 4 am in Kavi Nagar. The third – Usman alias Kaloo – was arrested unhurt, they said.
The injured have been admitted to a hospital.
The burglars were traveling in a car and when police signaled them to stop, they opened fire on them, Senior Superintendent of Police Kalanidhi Naithani said.
Police recovered a gas cutter used to break-open the ATMs, a black spray for blinding cameras, a burqa, and other clothes for hiding identity during a burglary from their vehicle, the SSP said.
The burglars have confessed to robbing an ATM kiosk in Vasundhara on August 31 and stealing mobile phones and cash from a shop in Avantika and Shastri Nagar on July 22, police said.