Women thieves strike at SE Delhi banks, get captured on CCTV
New Delhi: A group of 4 woman in their mid twenties are active in South East Delhi region which are striking at potential customers at various banks. They choose their target and slowly surround him pretending to be customers themselves.
To avoid any suspicion they also carry a baby in their arms which distracts the attention of the target who has no idea that the other three are blocking the view of the others in the bank while one of them is slowly cutting the money bag with a sharp blade and stealing the money the target has brought to deposit in the bank.
The case came to light when Amin Akhter in his mid 60s went to Indian bank in Jamia to deposit 30 thousand rupees in cash in the afternoon. Within moments he was targeted by a group of 4 women in their mid 20s.
"First two woman surrounded me followed by two more. One of them aslo carried a baby i their arms. I thought tehy are also customers of the bank. I had no idea that they are thieves and are piercing the bag in which i carried money. My jute handbag had two sharp cuts and all the money was taken," Akhter said.
Akhter, retired from Jamia Milia islamia university the approachd the Jamia Nagar Police station. A police team tehn visited the Indian bank and collected the CCTV footage in which a group of 4 women were seen surrounding Akhter.
"The group of women were well dressed and no one could suspect them that they are thieves carrying blades to cut open the money bag or purse. Since one doesn't suspect and think their standing close as mere coincidence they easily rob the money. The bank should also keep a check who enters the bank," Amin Akhter said.
Police has formed teams to identify the accused women. CCTV footage is being examined and cops are checking if the group of women identities with any gang with the similar modus operandi.
Some sophisticated groups of thieves do target customers in various banks and dupe the of their money either by offering some help of simply cutting open the money bag.