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Fed up with minor snatchings, two men planning big robbery in Najafgarh arrested

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Fed up with minor snatchings, two drug addicts were out on Delhi's streets with illegal weapons to commit a crime befitting their perceived status and fund their

Akash, 25, and Iqbal, 30, were roaming the streets in Najafgarh area to commit a "big" crime on April 12 when they were arrested, police said Monday.

They had been apparently bored of snatching valuables of passersby and decided to go a level up.

With minor snatching incidents, they were unable to fund their drug Hence, they decided to rob someone with an expensive motorcycle or car for a huge booty to ensure their drug supply remained unhindered for a prolonged duration, police said.

One country-made pistol with a live round was seized from each of them, Anto Alphonse, of Police (Dwarka), said.

The accused had spent time together in and it's there where they formed a team, he said.

They were previously involved in cases of burglary and theft cases.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 22:10 IST