With the arrest of four men from Mewat Friday, Gurgaon Police claim to have solved several cases of robberies in the city over the past nine months. Police have also seized a WagonR, which the men allegedly used to commit the crimes.
Police said the men, led by 25-year-old civil engineer Anjum Khan, would offer rides to people and then rob them of their money and credit cards on the way. “They would stop the car before the place where the person wanted to be dropped, and tell them their stop had come and demand money,” said ACP Hawa Singh.
He added, “When passengers refused, they would fight with them and eventually rob them of their money. If the person had an ATM card, they would take that and force him to reveal the PIN.”
An FIR filed on March 25 at Sector 29 police station, by a man who had been robbed by the group, helped police nab the men.
Station House Officer of Sector 29 Police Station, Ashok Kumar, said, “On the night of March 23, they offered a ride to the complainant from IFFCO Chowk to Rajeev Chowk and then robbed him. They took his money, withdrew cash using his ATM card and finally let him go after taking the SIM card out of his phone. He filed an FIR on March 25 and they were arrested the same night.”