Gang posed as vegetable vendors to rob houses in posh areas, arrested
New Delhi: Burglars these days are opting new modus operandi to commit crime and for this, they change their looks and pose as vegetable vendors.
The Delhi Police on Wednesday said that they have busted a gang who were targeting houses with the following modus operandi in Delhi-NCR.
Police identified the accused as Sharif (50), Fahim (26) and Shahid (43).
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Devender Arya said that Sharif is the leader of Moradabadi gang. He along with his nephew Fahim and Shahid used to patrol on scooty in the posh areas of Delhi and NCR during day time as vegetable sellers. They used to spot the houses by giving their pamphlets of fruits and vegetables to the residents of the premise.
The DCP further said that later finding lead they used to break into the locked premise wearing gloves so that their fingerprints could not be found from the spot. All of them used to commit a crime during day time. The team of the special staff of South West district, on May 14, received a secret information about Sharif Moradabadi gang that three desperate armed burglars cum robbers, who were spotted in various CCTV footages, will come near Peer baba Mazaar in Rangpuri to meet one of their friends. On this tip-off, the team were deployed at the spot.
"On the signal of the informer, the accused persons riding on a scooty were asked to stop but instead, they tried to sped away. But the team of Special Staff successfully nabbed them after a hot chase," said DCP Arya.
Police said one loaded country-made pistol with one extra live cartridge, two buttoned knives and housebreaking equipment were recovered from their possession.
During sustained interrogation, it was revealed that the accused Sharif is an absent bad character (BC) of Moradabad police station in UP from the last 10 years who commits the crime of various crime heads. He also disclosed his previous involvements in more than 30 cases of burglary and various types of cases.
"Concerned authorities have been informed regarding the arrest of accused
persons and further investigation is under process to affect more recoveries," police further