Four members of an inter-state gang of highway robbers involved in nearly three dozen incidents have been arrested, police said on Sunday.
Tinku, 20, Rahul Kumar, 24, Birender Pratap, 25, and Kamlesh Kumar, 25 -- all residents of north Delhi's Haiderpur -- robbed their victims at knifepoint after offering them a lift in their cars from south Delhi localities and the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway-8, police said.
As many as 38 mobile phones, a gold ring, seven wallets, eight ATM cards, five wrist watches, a passport, two knives and three cars were seized from their possession.
The accused were arrested on Saturday night when they were waiting to meet a contact near Max Hospital in Haiderpur to sell snatched mobile phones.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Milind Mahadeo Dumbere said that they admitted during police questioning to involvement in highway robberies at Mahipalpur, Kapasahera, Delhi Cantonment, Dhaula Kuan and the Ring Road in Dwarka.
Rahul approached commuters waiting for a lift, while the others acted as co-passengers. They drove their victims to deserted places and robbed them of cash and other valuables.
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