New Delhi: A 33-year-old man, who had allegedly carried out a robbery at a pizza outlet in Dwarka along with his accomplices last year, was arrested, police said today. The accused, Rishu Galhotra, was the mastermind of the robbery at Domino’s outlet in Sector-12, Dwarka in which he, along with his associates, had robbed Rs 3.45 lakh from an electronic safe on the intervening night of December 11 and 12 last year, they added.
Two men, whose faces were covered, held three employees of the outlet captive. The accused asked the shift manager to hand over the cash to them, but he refused. The accused forced the manager to part with the keys and got the electronic box opened and robbed Rs 3.45 lakh collected over three days, they said.
On March 8, police learnt that Galhotra would be coming near a wine shop in Dwarka sector 14 to meet his associate.
He was subsequently nabbed, police said. In 2016, Galhotra was involved in about 11 cases of robbery and the Arms Act etc and was in jail. After coming out of jail, he was in need of money for his daily expenses as well as for pursuing his pending trial cases, police said.
He planned the robbery at Domino’s with his friends. Galhotra, along with his accomplice, Ram alias Vicky entered the outlet and robbed the cash after opening the electronic safe, while the other members of the gang stood outside, they said. All the other accused were arrested, while Galhotra was still at large. Non-bailables warrants were also issued against him by a city court, police said.