- Burglar claimed to rob only politicians and bureaucrats in Delhi
- Allegedly pulled off several burglaries in south Delhi in past 10 months
- Used a luxury sedan for his jobs and was always well-dressed
He used a luxury sedan for his jobs and was always well-dressed. According to the police, he would approach houses with no lights on and ring the doorbell. If there was no response, he would cut through the grills of windows to break into the house.
"I pick only politicians, bureaucrats and officers to cruise my way," Mehrotra reportedly boasted during his interrogation in custody. He is said to be involved in 11 cases in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
A police officer said Mehrotra and his associates were caught with the help of "innovative, modern and electronic investigation strategy".
It really came down to the right keyword on a Google search, which led them to a previous arrest. "After trying hundreds of keywords, we typed 'Officer's son arrested' and it worked," said the officer. The police tracked down his Facebook profile and finally the hill resort where he was vacationing.
Two of his associates, one of them an employee at a jewellery store, were also arrested.
His rich haul included a Chevrolet Cruz and a sports bike that he allegedly bought after selling stolen goods. A 42-inch Samsung TV, a laptop, a play station and VR player were also found by the police.
The alleged burglar also collected one lakh Indonesian Rupaiah, 20 Nepali rupees and 200 Dollars.