New Delhi, Feb 27 (PTI) After getting high afterconsuming alcohol, these two youths committed theft andburglaries in the capital "almost on a daily basis" but theirluck ran out and landed in police net.
The duo, allegedly involved in at least 43 cases ofburglaries and theft, were arrested in south Delhi''s PushpVihar and have been identified as Surender (19) and Shyamji(20), H G S Dhaliwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South),said.
With their arrest, stolen property worth around Rs 2.50lakh has been recovered.
The stolen articles included four TVs, 2 gas cylinders,two suitcases full of clothes, two mobile phones, two camerasand jewellery stolen from Azadpur and Model Town area inrecent past.
The duo had told police that they had taken a room onrent in the area of Lal Bagh in Azadpur and committed severalincidents of burglaries and thefts in and around the area.
"They committed thefts and burglaries almost on dailybasis. In past, in the month of January last year, Shyamjialong with his associates had robbed and stabbed a factoryemployee of Rs 5,000 but could not escape the spot andapprehended by public," Dhaliwal said.
Shyamji was arrested in robbery case registered in AshokVihar and remained in jail for about one year. His otherassociates are still in jail.
"The gang would consume liquor in the evening and targetthose houses in the late evening where lights were foundswitched off. They carry an iron rod specially made for thepurpose and keep it in side their apparel and move around inthe residential locality in order to find out locked room.
"They would send the cash to their native place throughone Manoj and sold the other articles to various receivers inDelhi," Dhaliwal said.
During the last three months, they allegedly committedmore then 40 incidents of burglaries and thefts in Model Town,Mayapuri, Naraina, Adarsh Nagar, New Friends Colony, AshokVihar and Mauraya Enclave.