New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Nine stolen laptops, three Apple Tabs, Nine mobile phones, dozens of laptop bags and other electronic articles was the recovery made by the Delhi Police from four members of ‘Gulel gang’ arrested while tracking a case of car theft.
The case had connections in Haryana too. The Delhi Police found that sales of the stolen goods were made in Haryana’s Hisar town and the receiver was nabbed too.
The gang was arrested after the police started an investigation in a car theft case reported on September 2. Some unknown persons had broken the glass of a sedan car parked in front of the Gargi College on the Siri Fort road and stole a bag that contained Apple Laptop and Apple IPad. The car belonged to a doctor of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here.
The police team collected the CCTV footage near the spot and it was revealed that the accused persons came in an auto rickshaw without number plate and committed the crime.
With the help of human intelligence and technical surveillance, the police team succeeded in identifying the auto and one accused involved in the crime. He was arrested soon after.
The other two accused were also arrested and further receiver of the stolen articles was held from Hisar on the basis of technical surveillance.
The accused have been identified as Ankit, Zakir and Ajay. Mukesh was the receiver of the stolen property in Hisar. Both Ankit and Zakir were involved in at least 10 cases of breaking car glass with a catapult to steal valuables kept inside.
The gang usually works in groups where each member is assigned a particular task. The gang targets unattended cars with valuables inside in parking spaces, shopping complexes and busy markets. They break the car glass with a ball bearing using a catapult and then the other member of the gang sneaks in to steal the valuables, the police said.
“Accused persons are being interrogated and recovered articles are being connected to cases. Further interrogation of accused persons is going on. Multiple cases all over Delhi have been worked out,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Atul Thakur.