Three held for burglaries in Connaught Place showrooms

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New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Three persons have been arrested on charges of committing burglaries in showrooms in Connaught place in the heart of Delhi, police said on Monday.

Raju Panneerselvam, 57, Sanjeev Kumar, 48, and Nandu Rawat, 32, were arrested on Sunday.

The burglaries were reported from four showrooms selling branded wares in the inner circle between May 4 and 14.

“A team headed by Sub-Inspector Amit Kumar scanned over 35 CCTV footage and came across a Tata Indica hatchback parked in a parking lot. The officer received a tip that the car was used by the burglars to commute to the area,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Madhur Verma said.

Police set up barricades in the area, following which the car was stopped for checking around 4 a.m. on Sunday and its three occupants were arrested. A cutter and lock-breaking equipment were also seized.

The accused were earlier arrested for burglary in Rohini in Delhi in 2017. After their release from jail in 2018, they resumed the burglaries though in other areas.

Stolen branded clothes, Nikon camera, two aluminum trays and a Tata Indica used in the crime have been recovered from their possession.



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