Delhi: Husband-wife duo held for over 13 burglaries, say police

South Delhi Police arrested the couple after they received information that one couple who had previously committed many burglaries in the area was spotted in B-7 Block in Safdarjang Enclave on the night of September 29.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 6, 2016 3:45 am
South Delhi Police arrested the couple after they received information that one couple who had previously committed many burglaries in the area was spotted in B-7 Block in Safdarjang Enclave on the night of September 29. (representational purpose)

Delhi Police arrested a husband and wife duo, suspected of having been involved in at least 13 cases of burglary in south Delhi. Police said the accused, 24-year-old Sonu and his wife 23-year-old Kadam, have stolen over Rs 3 crore in jewellery and cash from the houses at Safdarjang Enclave and Sarojini Nagar in south Delhi.

South Delhi Police arrested the couple after they received information that one couple who had previously committed many burglaries in the area was spotted in B-7 Block in Safdarjang Enclave on the night of September 29.

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“A search operation was conducted to locate the couple in B-7 block and during this period the police found two people, along with a lady, climbing down the stairs of a house in a suspicious manner. On seeing the police team, they tried to flee the spot but two of them were apprehended while a third managed to escape,” said DCP (south) Ishwar Singh.

Police said silver jewellery and Rs 2 lakh in cash were recovered from their possession. After questioning it was found the accused have committed at least 13 burglaries, police said.

“We were able to verify 13 burglaries they had committed in 2016 and we are trying to ascertain if there are more cases. It is estimated that they had stolen at least Rs 3 crore in jewellery and cash,” said a police officer, adding that they are on the lookout for the third person to ascertain the exact amount of cash and jewellery stolen from the houses.

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