Man held for stealing Briton’s wallet in Delhi Metro

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New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) A 34-year-old man was arrested for stealing in a Delhi Metro train the wallet of a British national that had 3,900 pounds, police said on Wednesday.

Manish, a resident of Sarojini Nagar, was arrested on Tuesday following a tip from Raja Garden area in west Delhi, Deputy Commissioner of Police Dinesh Kumar Gupta said.

Manish was identified after police procured his picture from CCTV footage and pasted pamphlets at prominent places to get clues.

The incident occurred on February 1 when the victim, identified only as Marmar, told police that she was travelling in the Metro when someone picked the wallet at the Rajouri Garden station. It had three ATM cards, a driving license and 3,900 pounds, Gupta said.

“CCTV footage showed Manish following the victim. The police showed his photo to many people…

“He was arrested from Raja Garden. Over Rs 3 lakh that he got after exchanging the British currency and other articles of the victim were recovered from him,” the officer said.

–IANS

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