A foreigner has been arrested in connection with a theft of USD 200 from a money changer in Sarai Juleina area in south east Delhi, police said today.
The accused Davoud Zare and his companion Mohammad Amir, both Iranian nationals, went to the money changer yesterday and allegedly stole USD 200 from there and tried to run away but the money changer sensed foul and caught Zare while Amir managed to flee, said DCP(south east) Romil Baaniya.
During sustained interrogation Zare admitted to being a professional cheat involved in similar cases in other countries as well, he said.
The duo had come to India for the first time on tourist visa 40 days back and stayed in a hotel in Karol Bagh Delhi. Their visa for India was valid till January 2017.
The duo targetted mainly hospitals, banks, money changers, medical stores by claiming to be tourists in need of changing foreign currency, said the officer.
While one of them engaged the person on the counter, the other would steal the cash. They also changed hotels every 5-6 days and would return to their home country after committing 15-20 thefts, he added.
A case has been registered in the matter at New Friends Colony.
Efforts are on to nab Amir and a team raided his hotel but he had already checked out.
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