Robber gang impersonating as police officers busted
Four men, who used to rob people while impersonating as police officers, have been arrested, police said on Tuesday.
The men used wireless set and an authoratative tone to win the victims confidence to make them believe they real men in uniform.
The cops arrested the four, identified as Rohit, Pawan, Suraj and Deepal, all from Delhi, on July 23.
The latest victim was a man who was waiting for an auto near Pankha road in west Delhi. It was then a man came up and befriended him and the victim told him he wanted to go to Anand Vihar.
However, little did the victim know that the man was a part of the gang whose other members were about to arrive in a luxury car. Minutes later, a luxury car with two occupants came to the victim and asked him if they could give him a lift.
Their accomplice who just befriended the victim convinces him to take the lift. As they get inside the car, the drama begins and on the way, the driver introduced himself as Sub Inspector Satbir and co-driver as SI Rajbir who was handling a wireless set.
"Suddenly, a message was flashed by the occupants that a red color car did not stop despite the direction of police officers. In the message the broadcasters was directing all pickets to intercept the car. In lieu of the message the accused asked the victim to take out his belongings as they need to verify them. The victim gave his mobile phone, cash and ATM card to them. The victim obliged and revealed his PIN as well," said Vijay Kumar, DCP West. There after they threw the victim out of the car.
They withdrew 80,000 from his ATM cards and shopped from various malls.
Police said that the wireless set they used was bought from Lajpat Nagar market and had a recorded messsage.