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3 Rob ₹1.5 Lakh From Medical Store Owner Using Toy Gun In Delhi; Held

Delhi: Delhi Police has arrested three men for allegedly robbing a medical store owner and his brother-in-law of ₹1.5 lakh, two gold chains and a mobile phone by threatening them with a toy gun in the Neb Sarai area, police said.

According to police the accused – Vasu (22), Md. Sameer (21) and Ritik Arora (21) – who was arrested on Wednesday and Arora, the main accused, had left his family and was living with his girlfriend at a rented flat. He had formed a group and was also indulging in the consumption of liquor and drugs.

The incident took place on the intervening night of July 7-8, when Nandan Kumar, who runs a medical store on IGNOU Road, was going home with his brother-in-law on a motorcycle. When they reached the Sainik Farm area, three bike-borne men overtook them and stopped them by pointing at them the toy pistol. The two were robbed of Rs 1.50 lakh cash, two gold chains and a mobile phone, police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said technical surveillance was used and the complainant and the witness were examined. The team probing the case also interrogated all the six workers of the medical store, he said  “Our team identified the motorcycle used by the accused in the crime and found that they had left it at a spot and changed their clothes. On the basis of human intelligence and technical surveillance, traps were laid and the accused were apprehended from Dakshinpuri and Freedom Fighter colony areas,” the DCP said.

During interrogation, the accused watched several episodes of TV crime shows to learn tactics to give police the slip, they said. And also accused disclosed that they were aware that the complainant, carrying cash, used to go home in late-night hours on a deserted road.

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