Jai Prakash, 24, a resident of north Delhi's Jahangirpuri area, was arrested from near the Subhash Place on Saturday. He had been seen entering a house at night after scaling its walls in northwest Delhi's Saraswati Vihar, they added.
His accomplices -- Ravi Kumar, 22, Sanjay Goyal, 39, and Pramod Kumar Shah, 48, -- were also arrested on the same day.
With the arrest of the four men, the police claimed to have solved as many as 53 cases of burglary.
Prakash used to carry out a reconnaissance of posh localities during the day and commit burglaries at night, police said. At night, he would find a park in the locality to hide himself. He always carried an extra pair of black trousers and a black T-shirt whenever he had a plan to commit a burglary, they added.
He would always get himself acquainted with the topography of an area before committing a crime there. Prakash usually committed the burglaries alone but in some cases, he took the help of Ravi Kumar.
He used to deposit a part of the stolen jewellery with a gold loan company and take cash in lieu of the pledged gold, the police said, adding that Goyal and Shah also used to help him dispose of stolen jewellery.
(With inputs from PTI)
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