New Delhi: The Delhi Police has nabbed five men from the Balasore near Cuttack in Odisha after they fled stealing nearly Rs 17 Lakh, diamond and solitaire jewelry from east Delhi.
According to the Police, this gang of robbers used to pretend as servants and look for houses in need of servants. Once they gain access to the house they rob the house and flee the area said joint commissioner (eastern range) Ravindra Yadav. He also added that these burglars have targeted many houses in Delhi’s NCR.
The operation of the robbery gang came to light after a robbery incident from Priyadarshini Vihar on 4 December where the house owner Tapan Mehndiratta left the house in the care of their servant Subrata Malik and went along with his family for dinner at his relative’s place in Karol Bagh.
Joint Commissioner said the complainant Mehindiratta had told that he kept the money he received from his property sale in a locked room and when the family returned they found the servant and the money missing.
The official added “CCTV footage showed Malik leaving the house around an hour after the family had left for dinner. His phone was switched off.”
When the Police started tracing the servant they found his phone with an auto driver near Preet Vihar who claimed he picked the phone lying on the road.
“The friends and relatives of the servant were questioned after which it appeared that Malik may have fled to his native village. A team soon left for Odisha. After getting on-ground information and technical inputs from Delhi, the five men were nabbed from various locations in Odisha between December 15-17 with cash and jewelry,” DCP (east) Omvir Singh said.
DCP added that this gang would first look for jobs as servants or guards at houses and once they land a job, the other gang members would come to Delhi after two months for carrying out the robbery.
They would stay in lodges, buy cheap phones to stay connected for the heist. After they carry out the heist the gang would then destroy the sim cards and handsets before fleeing the city, TOI reported.