Trichi Gang members would strew Rs 10 notes to divert drivers’ attention
With the arrest of seven persons, the Special Staff of the South district police claimed to have busted the ‘Trichi gang’, which stole valuables from parked cars. The gang members would allegedly trick victims by placing Rs 10 notes in front of cars parked in markets and along roadsides.
With their arrest, the police claimed to have solved 42 cases of theft. They said the gang members had stolen valuables scuh as three mobile phones, one iPad and bags. The police said, the arrested were identified as Karuna Nadhi, S Nagrajan, P Logu, Lak Nattan, B Sabby, Sarwan N and Santosh.
Keeping in view a rise in cases of bag-lifting and theft of valuables from cars, the Special Staff of the South District police was assigned with the task to develop information about the gang.
Senior officers said the gang adopted a unique modus operandi. They used to identify a car parked along a roadside in a market or outside a bank. The gang would ensure that the driver was seated in the car that they planned to target. Then, a gang member would strew around 12-15 Rs 10 or Rs 20 notes near the car. Another gang member would then tell the driver that his money had fallen on road. When the driver would get down of the car to check, the other gang members would decamp with valuables kept in his car, police said.
“A team was formed and input about several criminals, using a similar modus operandi was gathered. It was learnt that members of the ‘Trichi Gang’ might be involved in these incidents,” police said.
On October 13, police learnt about that members of the Trichi Gang were present near Ansal Plaza in South Delhi.
A trap was laid and four members of the gang were apprehended and stolen articles were recovered from their possession, police said.
The accused told the police that their gang leader was Sarvan N and they were involved in several cases of bag-lifting and theft from cars in various parts of Delhi, Gurgoan, Noida and Ghaziabad.
Three of their accomplices were arrested at the instance, police said.