Delhi Police arrest three Peruvian nationals for alleged theft

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New Delhi, March 10 (ANI): Delhi Police arrested three Peruvian nationals, including a woman, on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in stealing foreigners' belongings from star rated hotels in the national capital.

The three accused, two men and a woman, were arrested after the police received complaints of a couple of thefts from prime hotels in the capital.

The arrested men were identified as Vicnta Montotyo Chipana and Francisco Cordoya Jaime while the woman's name is Falicita Infs Iparraguirre Aliaga.

"There have been several incidents of bag lifting at five star hotels reported in the recent past. We have arrested some foreign nationals from Peru. Two men and a woman have been arrested. The men belonged to the age group of 71 and 45 respectively whereas the woman is aged 51. They primarily attempted theft at the Taj Man Singh and Park Hotels but more incidents have been reported from other hotels. That will depend on the recoveries. It is quite sure that they have been doing this for the past 15 to 17 days as they arrived in India on 20 February. And these incidents happened after 25 February," said Additional Commissioner of Police, New Delhi district, Shankar Dash.

He also gave details of the stolen articles recovered from them.

"Mobile phones, laptops, I-pods and some cash have been recovered from them. Their targets were always the foreigners. An Indonesian lady was victimised from Taj Man Singh Hotel whereas a Malaysian lady was victimised from Park Hotel. Now they have been arrested hopefully, such incidents don't happen in future," added Shankar Dash.

The arrest could be possible during scrutiny of people through the CCTV footage after a couple of persons identified them as the suspects.

Their photographs had been circulated to the security wings of various star rated hotels in the national capital. (ANI)

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