Two women thieves have been arrested for allegedly stealing Rs 88,000 in demonetised currency from a lady in east Delhi’s Preet Vihar area.
The incident happened yesterday when Anup and her husband Sunil Kumar had gone to a bank to deposit the old currency worth Rs 88,000, said DCP (East) Omvir Singh.
The two ladies, aged 22 and 26, stole the amount after cutting the polythene bag containing the cash, police said.
They were apprehended from the spot with the stolen cash.
“These two thieves are a part of the gang that is also active in committing thefts in Delhi Metro trains and in bank queues.
“They usually pretend that they are quite poor and innocent. They wear saris with long ‘pallus’ so that they can cover themselves while carrying the stolen money,” said another officer.