A 51-year-old man was arrested for allegedly trying to commit theft at a luxury hotel in Lutyens' Delhi, police said on Thursday.
The matter came to light on Wednesday night after Santosh Kumar, a security officer at the hotel, noticed the accused, Chintarandi Shrinivasulu, putting his hand in the pocket of a suit hanging behind a chair, police said.
On seeing Mr Kumar, Shrinivasulu started running, but he was chased and caught.
During interrogation, Shrinivasulu, who is from Hyderabad, disclosed that he used to enter five-star and seven-star hotels "to commit thefts by impressing its staff by his personality and good communication skills," Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Eish Singhal said.
A case has been registered at the Parliament Street police station, the police said, adding that an investigation was underway to get details about other thefts committed by the accused.
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