Five held for a spate of robberies in Delhi

Five persons, including a national level taekwondo practitioner, have been arrested on charge of committing over a dozen robberies at gunpoint in west Delhi, police said on Monday.

The police said Vikas, 24, Amit Yadav, 22, Vikas Puri, 21, Sidharth Sharma, 20, and Gaurav, 20, are residents of west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar, Vikas Nagar, and Najafgarh.

They were arrested on Friday and Saturday from Dwarka and Vikaspuri areas on tip-offs.

“The accused are involved in dozens of road and house robberies last month, including snatching of over Rs 3 lakh at a gun point in Vikaspuri area,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Bhisham Singh said.

Five countrymade pistols, five laptops and mobile phones each, a tablet, gold ornaments and a motrorcycle were seized from them, Singh said.

Sidharth Sharma, a national level taekwondo player, entered the world of crime to earn money to fulfil his passion for robot-designing, the official said.

The gang had, on August 28, robbed over Rs 3 lakh from a milk distributor’s employee at Indira Camp in Vikaspuri area as he was on way to a bank.

Amit Yadav had opened fire on the father and brother of a young woman in Raksha Enclave in Uttam Nagar after stalking her, Singh said.

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