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Dhoom-inspired gang of burglars arrested

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A gang of thieves, who carried out bike thefts and burglaries drawing inspiration from blockbuster and Hollywood movies, has been here, police said today.

Stolen sports bikes, jewellery, and laptops have been recovered from the gang members who operated in the area, they said.

On April 2, a police team caught a burglar red handed who had locked himself inside a house.

Upon interrogation, the burglar revealed that he was part of a gang of young adults and juveniles, who were inspired by watching and other Hollywood action movies, the said in a statement.

Several traps were laid in areas frequented by the gang.

On Tuesday evening, a police team from the intercepted five other members of the gang on two motorcycles after a short chase, the statement said.

A tip off from those arrested then led to the arrest of four others.

Further interrogation of the accused led to another major breakthrough in the form of apprehension of two ladies, who used to buy stolen gold jewellery from the gang members, it said.

Explaining the modus operandi of the gang, the police said they would steal bikes using a set of master keys they possessed.

They would then recce residential areas of to identify targets for burglary. The stolen items such as jewellery were sold to two ladies who have also been arrested, the police said.

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First Published: Fri, April 06 2018. 00:45 IST