A 17-year-old boy was detained, who in his attempt to emulate a character in a Bollywood movie become involved in theft and snatchings, police said
According to police officials, they had received multiple complaints of theft and snatching from Delhi's Karol Bagh and adjoining areas. A police team began to look into these cases which, they claimed, were solved with the detention of the juvenile.
"With the detention of one juvenile involved in theft, auto lifting and snatching, aged 17 years, the staff of Police Station Karol Bagh, Central Distt has worked out 12 cases of auto theft and snatching and recovered 6 Scooties and one mobile phone," said Shweta Chauhan, District Commission of Police (DCP).
The police started searching and tracing the accused person with the help of CCTVs. The team searched and analysed around 200 CCTV Cameras of the Central district, where the continuous incident of auto theft and snatching were reported. After analysing the CCTV Cameras it was found that a young boy aged about 17-19 years is involved in said incidents.
Most of the incidents appeared to occur between 4 to 6 AM (early morning). Therefore, the said team in civil clothes laid the trap on 12 continuous nights in the area to apprehend the offender. Thereafter, various local and human intelligence was developed by the dedicated teams," said DCP Chauhan.
On August 12, the police succeeded in apprehending the accused.
The accused was trapped while he was trying to flee on a stolen scooty from the area. The offender was apprehended, and a stolen mobile phone was also recovered from his possession. The accused's interrogation revealed that he wanted to be a "super thief" as shown in a Bollywood film.
"A Total of 6 scooties and one stolen mobile phone were recovered. During counselling and interrogation, he said that he wants to become a "Super-chor" like 'Bunty', as he was inspired by the Bollywood movie - Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye," informed Shweta Chauhan.